Last night at E3 2017, Microsoft took to the stage and announced that Project Scorpio is now known simply as the Xbox One X. The name came as a little surprise as it looked like the console was going ahead to be called the Scorpio after its development name. Instead we were informed of a new name and shape for the console along with a barrage of information about the meticulous design and development of the console.
The console boasts a lot of exciting hardware and set out to be the most powerful console ever made, once the statistics and figures were laid out for all to see it was hard to deny that it will be anything but that. Phil Spencer was calm and collected on stage as he announced the details of the console before passing the presentation over to the head of Xbox Software engineering, Kareen Choudhry.
With the Microsoft claim that this is the worlds most powerful console, the team behind the consoles development wanted true 4K experiences in the home gaming market. The Xbox One X now has more than enough capability to get the following –
- 8+ Million Pixel Display
- HDR (High Dynamic Range)
- Wide Colour Gamut
- Premium Dolby Atmos Sound
- 4K UHD Blu Ray Playback
The compatibility of the console was in mind as well, all existing Xbox One accessories and games will work on the Xbox One X meaning you will not have to fork out for new editions of games or headsets. While existing games will run better on this new console with enhanced visuals and shorter loading times due to the consoles hardware upgrade.
Though I was a little worried as the Xbox One X boasts a lot of information about 4K resolution and many have not yet made the jump to the next display, Xbox One X will use supersampling of 4K titles to boost the visuals of a 1080P game. This means that the console will not only run with a HDTV it will make all existing games look better due to the power of the console.
There was a hell of a lot more information being thrown at us about the specs and capabilities of the actual hardware of the machine. Though I could type all that out it would do them a much greater service to actually just let you see the video.
The console looks to be a great piece of machinery while coming in at a price point that appears to be extremely fair for the machine we will be getting. The announced price was $499 USD, which looks to translate to roughly £449 Pounds Sterling. The console will launch later this year and starts the next stage of a very exciting time for Xbox players.
To watch the full conference simply Click Here for the Microsoft E3 2017 Presentation.
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