CES 2020 has finally happened! You can find our coverage of AMD’s and Intel’s conference in our video which is embedded below, but if you watched the whole conference you may have noticed something interesting – a render of the upcoming Xbox Series X from Microsoft.
But, despite this understandably sending gaming and tech journalists in a flap as they analysed what we were shown, unfortunately AMD were not actually showing us the real deal. Despite the fact that AMD is supplying the GPU and CPU for the upcoming next gen console, the lovely 360 reveal was not an accurate representation of the console at all.
While the aforementioned clip has since been removed from the official upload of AMD’s CES 2020 conference, you can find a screenshot (thanks, The Verge) below.
You may wonder, where did this image come from? Did AMD cobble it together themselves? Well, they have issued a statement on the subject.
An AMD spokesperson has said to The Verge, “The Xbox Series X imagery used during the AMD CES press conference was not sourced from Microsoft and does not accurately represent the design or features of the upcoming console. They were taken from TurboSquid.com.”
So, while it’s only a bit of a “whoops!”, it’s still a bit baffling to me that this was done in the first place. Surely Microsoft would have been happy to have AMD share a work in progress render of the Xbox Series X? Even if not, the decision to include a fake render of the console was bizarre. It’s not like it’s shocking that the image was immediately put under the scalpel by tech journalists.
Regardless, though, AMD’s conference had some pretty nice announcements, even if it was lacking in anything huge on the top end of the GPU side.