This morning Microsoft announced the long awaited Xbox One X. The eagerly anticipated next generation console, aka the long teased Project Scorpio is easily the most powerful console ever. It has been built with 4K firmly in mind and promises to make AAA gaming a reality on 4K TVs, complete with HDR at 60fps.
This is our first look at the console. It’s got quite a basic design, but this ensures it will blend in well to a modern living room, a wolf on sheep’s clothing so to speak. Microsoft claims the Xbox One X is its smallest console ever, quite the surprise given its powerful innards.
The Xbox One X has indeed been significantly upgraded. Specs include a custom 8-core AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, a 6 teraflop GPU clocked at 1.172Ghz and 12Gb of GDDR5 memory plus HDR capability. Specs like these compare well to a decent Gaming PC. The 4K Blu Ray drive is carried over from the Xbox One
Backwards compatibility is a key consideration. All existing and future Xbox One titles will be fully supported. Additionally, Microsoft claims nearly 400 Xbox and Xbox 360 titles will continue to be added to and supported by the Xbox One X. Peripheral compatibility is also promised. It was revealed that popular existing games including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15 and Rocket League among many others will receive free updates to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X.
Microsoft also used their E3 press conference to showcase many new titles,including Anthem, Assassins Creed Origins and Forza Motorsport 7 among others.
The Xbox One X is expected to sell for $699 SGD with availability expected in November.