Xbox Announces Xbox One X

Lauren Perry
June 13, 2017

Microsoft is aiming to launch the Xbox One X on November 7th worldwide for $499 United States dollars. Like with PS4 Pro's enhancements, everyone will want to explain how and why their games run better on the new hardware.

Instead, Microsoft made a decision to focus on highlighting the device's powerful hardware: The Xbox One X, which was previously known under the code name "Project Scorpio", features a 172MHz graphics processing engine capable of processing 6 teraflops. While some users loved this form factor, Microsoft chose to make the "S" controller (the default for Japanese Xboxes) the worldwide default about a year later. Xbox One X makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame rates, and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. That's surprisingly not-close to the Xbox One X's limits.

Currently, the most powerful console you can buy is the PlayStation Pro which supports 4.2 teraflops and 911MHz.

The price drop announcement could follow the pattern a year ago when Microsoft dropped the price of the original Xbox One console just ahead of its announcement of the Xbox One S at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017. The list of launch titles include games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, Rocket League, and more, all of which will offer enhanced experience on the new console. Moreover, Microsoft also considered continuing to call the console Xbox Scorpio - due to fan demand - but forced to skip it because it was a hard name to secure the trademark for!

Of course, Microsoft talked about HDR, and games will have enhanced versions, which will get higher resolution, HDR and more.

Microsoft used Xbox One X Enhanced program to update 30 third party titles to match the awe of its newest family member.

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