Talking Point: Xbox Series X|S Has Been Out For Three Years, And It's Now Hitting Its Stride

We're officially three years into the current generation of Xbox gaming! Yep, Xbox Series X|S hit the market three years ago today, bringing super-fast SSD speeds and plenty of 120FPS gaming to Xbox fans around the world on November 10, 2020.

We must admit though, it's been a bit of a weird generation so far, hasn't it? Things really didn't get going for the first year or two, and last year was particularly tough - with Xbox boss Phil Spencer referring to it as a "disaster situation" for its first party lineup. Finally though, things have started to properly turn that current-gen corner.

In 2023, Xbox has delivered Hi-Fi RUSH, Redfall, Starfield and Forza Motorsport, not to mention titles like Minecraft Legends and the company's constant push with Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Series X|S is finally hitting its stride as we move from year three to year four, and we've got a good feeling about the rest of the generation.

We're likely not even halfway through this console cycle yet, but the future looks bright. Bethesda is starting to fire on all cylinders, Microsoft eventually managed to secure the services of Activision Blizzard, and we have lots to look forward to from Xbox Games Studios teams like Ninja Theory, Compulsion Games and more. Seriously, the upcoming lineup looks absolutely insane!

We're also starting to wonder what may come from the hardware team as the generation pushes on. We already have rumours of an all-digital Xbox Series X possibly landing next year - and then there's the potential for future accessories like an 'Elite Series 3' controller or a general Xbox Series X|S gamepad refresh. It's going to be an interesting year ahead for Xbox!

Anyway, we just wanted to reflect a little bit on Xbox Series X and S so far, and how these consoles seem to be forging a strong identity as they hit their third birthday. We've really enjoyed our time with these systems, and we can't wait to see all of Xbox's amazing teams make even better use of them in the coming years.

What are your favourite memories of Xbox Series X|S so far? Tell all down in the comments section below!