The tech giant Microsoft finally unveiled the name of its latest update of the Xbox One and Xbox One S as the Xbox One X at the E3 press conference in LA, California which took place on 11th June 2017.
The updated gadget will be released on 7th of November 2017 in Canada for C$599, whereas the system will be sold for $499 in the United States. This gaming console seems to be slightly high priced when compared to the Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro which cost $499 in Canada.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox mentioned “Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player”. He also states that “Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform; we’ve also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination.”
Microsoft claims that The Xbox One X will support 4K and will feature custom CPU and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and will be more robust and powerful than Sony’s mid-generation PlayStation 4 Pro upgrade.
Microsoft also states that the Xbox One X will incorporate the Scorpio’s silicon processor which is undoubtedly the most advanced and fastest processor which controls the console. Also, Xbox One X will be liquid cooled, a first for a home video game system, as informed by the company.
Microsoft mentioned recently that the Xbox One X will be the smallest and the most powerful console ever released, which is a commendable progress on the company’s part.
The number of games to be run in actual 4k is still not determined but it will utilize the additional hardware power of the Xbox One X and that titles like State of Decay 2 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins will have upgraded visuals in it.
To the gamers’ relief, Forza Motorsport 7 is one of the first titles which will take complete advantage of additional hardware power of the update, i.e. it will run on true 4K, as mentioned in the reports.
This strategy is in contrast with Microsoft’s rival, Sony which has positioned the PlayStation 4 Pro in such a way that it lets developer to take advantage of the Pro’s power in one or the other manner even though the PS4 Pro cannot give the output in genuine 4K.
The burning question around the Xbox One X is the number of titles that will actually implement its ability to run games at such a high resolution. However, Microsoft mentioned that various titles such as Forza Horizon 3, are being modified to support 4K but the air is still not clear regarding the resolution as gamers wonder whether Microsoft is talking about the original 4K or simply upgradation of 1080p visuals to 4K.