Microsoft launches its new Xbox One X console

Elizabeth Williams
June 14, 2017

Microsoft has unveiled its forthcoming Xbox One X console and announced a November 7 release date for the device, which was formerly code-named "Project Scorpio". The Xbox One games and accessories you already own are compatible with Xbox One X, so if you're an Xbox gamer, chances are you already have a library of games that will look and play better on Xbox One X.

This beastly console will launch with six teraflops, 12GB of memory, 326GB of bandwidth and constant 4k resolution.

The most powerful game console will cost $600 in Canada on November 7 when the Xbox One X is released worldwide.

One thing that wasn't talked about during the conference is how folks will be able to play local multiplayer for original Xbox games through system link.

The actual power of the One X is hard to quantify until it is in front of gamers, but the specifications announced are such that the system will use a cooling system that is normally reserved for servers and big gaming PCs.

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Sony wants to continue outselling the Xbox, and dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 Pro is an easy way to keep its lead. Many analysts feel this premium (around $100) might prove to be a little steep and wonder if parents buying the X Box One X for their children will be willing to shell out these extra dollars. Is there some merit to VR on the Xbox One X in the future?

Apparently, the Xbox one X is a monster on the inside. In a new interview with PC Gamer, Xbox chief Phil Spencer hints that we could see emulation for original Xbox games come to PC in an official capacity.

PlayStation has become the prime driver of revenue and profit at Sony, according to executives.

At E3, Microsoft announced the Xbox One X, a 4K powerhouse that uses a whopping 6 teraflops of graphics power to output games in 4K with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and tons of special effects. Greenberg, who sits as Microsoft's game marketing head, talked about the price of the Xbox One X during the YouTube Live coverage of the Microsoft presentation, and was more than willing to praise the $499 price tag.

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