Microsoft showed the new Xbox One X at E3 2017 and it is a attractive machine but inessential.
The prime concern is that the new console is compatible with all the existing games of the Xbox One and the device has the capacity to scale up these games for 4K viewing.
Xbox One X is releasing on November 7 for $500. The announcement was done in a couple of minutes before other Xbox One X 4K titles were mentioned during the E3 2017 conference. Spencer claims that the Xbox One X is on another level compared to Sony’s top end console to date.
Microsoft has high hopes for the device, which is the second 4K-supporting console to enter the video game market following Sony’s PS4 Pro a year ago.
A new game called “Metro: Exodus” takes advantage of the Xbox One X’s processing power to dazzle with 4K visuals (alongside a mountain of visual detail).
Spencer, however, refused to admit that Microsoft is selling each Xbox One X at a loss, clouding the profit margin that the company expects from what is described as “the world’s most powerful console”. With a 2.1 GHz 8-core AMD chip, the Sony console is slightly behind the 2.3 GHz 8-core AMD CPU that Microsoft’s newest console uses.
Latest update on June 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM by PaulRubens. In addition, the system will be able to play 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray discs.
For his part, Spencer believes the Xbox One X is on an island all its own in the console market and doesn’t actually have a competitor. “[Emulation] is hard. Xbox 360 specifically is a PowerPC chip, emulated to x86, which is difficult”. Let us know if you will pre-order Xbox One X, and what are your expectations from the console by commenting in the comments section below. On the stations that Microsoft had set up at E3, we got some hands on time with a range of titles, including indie stunners like Ashen, Microsoft Studios headlines Forza Motorsport 7, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Crackdown 3.
I don’t think it’s good for our industry if we got into a point where people are holding back the technical innovation of game developers based on a marketing deal.
Speaking to IGN, head of Xbox Phil Spencer, said: “We can support the discs, which was actually a technically achievement for the team”.