Microsoft's Xbox One X won't support virtual reality

Toby Manning
June 14, 2017

Xbox's have had problems in the past of overheating which is why the new system will have liquid cooling within the console. If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it's in a different league than any other console that's out there.

Instead, Microsoft chose 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.

After months of anticipation, Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Project Scorpio gaming system, and the device is officially named Xbox One X. The moniker of Microsoft's Xbox One X comes just days after the tech giant trademarked a mysterious S logo. Speaking during the interview, he put the Xbox One X's lead over the PS4 down to the impressive hardware and wide roster of launch games. The console, officially named Xbox one X is set to launch worldwide on November 7, 2017 for a price of $499, £449, 599 Canadian dollars, and 649 Australian dollars. "The majority of our consoles that are sold next year will be [Xbox One] S. That has always been the plan", Spencer said.

Check out more information on the all new Xbox One X on their website here.

In addition to the Xbox One X, 42 games were showcased at the event, including Crackdown 3 (launching on the same day as the Xbox One X), Minecraft (which is getting full cross-platform play and 4K graphics), and Sea of Thieves (not untll 2018, sadly), all Xbox exclusives.

While the specs of the new system have been known and circulating since April - it has always been expected that the announcement of the console would come at this year's E3 - the physical design of the system was previously unknown. Sony has a history of twisting the knife when Microsoft exposes a vulnerability, and dropping the price of its most powerful console to make the Xbox One X seem even more expensive than it does right now would be an effective strategy. So it's quite understandable if gamers are immediately wondering if they should even pony up the dough for the Xbox One X at all.

"I suspect we'll get used to it - the same way we got used to the Wii and Wii U", said Paul Jackson, an analyst at Ovum.

"I could stand up and show some videos of things I think might come in the next three years".

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