Well, as it turns out, Microsoft’s new Xbox, code-named Project Scorpio wasn’t actually named Xbox Scorpio as pre-E3 leaks suggested. Instead, the company is calling its monster console the Xbox One X now. Revealed during Microsoft’s presentation in the E3 2017 yesterday, the Xbox One X might be a huge deal in the console industry.
Specs Of The Xbox One X
Let’s have a quick round up of the specs the Xbox One X will pack: A huge eight custom x86 cores CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz with a GPU of 40 customized compute units clocked at 1172MHz. The new console will have a memory bandwidth of 326 GB per second with a total memory space 12 GB of GDDR5. The hard drive will be equally superior: 1 TB with an optical drive that will support 4K UHD footage and Blu-Ray. Furthermore, the machine also includes a liquid cooling chamber to support high-end PC gaming cards like the GTX 1080.
On the design front, Microsoft has called the Xbox One X the smallest of the Xbox consoles ever created. The design of the console that was revealed showcases a black body, quite similar to the Xbox One S. Microsoft has decided to keep the back end of the its latest console identical to the Xbox One S as well, featuring one HDMI port and no Kinect port.
What’s great about the Xbox One X is that all your favorite Xbox One accessories will work with the new model. The games of the previous Xbox series (Xbox One and original Xbox titles such as the Crimson Skies) will also be supported by this new console, with new games underway.
Phil Spencer, during the presentation, also introduced a number of new ‘console launch exclusive’ titles including Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves. Some prominent titles including Resident Evil 7, Rocket League and Gears of War 4 are all receiving free upgrades for the new console. Furthermore, the latest games that were announced in the EA Play Event prior to the E3, such as NFS Payback, FIFA 18 and Star Wars BattleGround II will all have support for Xbox One X with a prominently better visual experience.
Release Date & Price
Xbox boss Phil Spencer made the announcement of the console himself and along with the details of the features of the Xbox One X, the release date was also made known. The new console is set to hit markets on November 7th this year. The US price of the console was also announced at the E3 conference. Xbox One X will have a price tag of $499, making it the most expensive console of all time.
This raises the question whether the Xbox One X will sell equally well as its biggest competitor in the market, the PS4 Pro that costs a significantly cheaper price. Nonetheless, the Xbox One X undoubtedly packs significant specs and loyal Xbox fans will stick to their favorite gaming brand, so we’re pretty sure the Xbox One X will give Sony’s machine some heated competition.