Microsoft Xbox One X 4K HDR Gaming Console Announced; Available Later this Year
Microsoft has been teasing the Project Scorpio from quiet some time, and the same has been revealed at the E3 event yesterday. The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s latest gaming console that will be available starting from November 7 and will be priced at $499. The console will be bundled with 1-month of free Xbox Game Pass and 14-day free Xbox Live Gold membership.Thankfully, most of the accessories along with gaming titles are backward compatible with the Xbox One X. Microsoft is also planning to make use of “super sampling” in order to better the output on 1080p TVs.
According to Microsoft, the new console is the smallest Xbox ever, however, despite the smaller footprint, the design looks pretty much similar to the ongoing Xbox One S. The Xbox One X lacks dedicated Kinect port and comes with just the HDMI-in port. Microsoft will currently start shipping the Xbox One X in black color with 1TB of storage. The 6-teraflop Scorpio engine will support an array of 4K, and 1080p formats and the supersampling is expected to enhance the experience further by adding more details. Even the PS4 Pro comes with 4.2-teraflops of graphical prowess.
The Xbox One X is fitted with a custom GPU that runs at 1172MHz as opposed to the 853MHz on its predecessor. Furthermore, the Xbox One will also feature an Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive that supports 4K. As per Microsoft, the Xbox One games that usually run on 900p and 1080p should be rendered at native 4K on the Xbox One X and increase in performance while playing the Xbox One gaming titles should also be noticeable.
Microsoft has been wise enough to know the criterions for its buyers to upgrade from an Xbox One. Apart from the 4K card, Microsoft has also included backward compatibility in all sense so that the current Xbox users don’t have to invest in new titles, the same holds good for controllers as well. The event also saw the release of new gaming titles Forza Motorsport 7 and Metro: Exodus.