Microsoft have revealed their Xbox One X, previously dubbed “Project Scorpio,” the latest addition to their Xbox One family. With more power than the PlayStation 4 Pro, this console can run games at 4K/60 frames per second. However, unlike the PlayStation 4 Pro it will feature a 4K Blu-ray drive.
The Xbox One X has a custom 8-core AMB CPU at 2.3GHz, a 6 teraflop GPU at 1.17GHz and 12GB of GDDR5 video RAM. It is also capable of 4K/HDR gaming with Dolby Atmos support which is already offered by the Xbox One.
Aesthetically speaking, it is similar in appearance to the original Xbox One but with a few subtle changes, such as the top hanging over the base and being slightly smaller. For those who have an Xbox One, the good news is the Xbox One X is compatible with everything from the Xbox One, so you won’t have to make any re-purchases of your favourite games or buy any new accessories.
Microsoft have also developed a liquid-cooled vapour chamber to prevent overheating, which has previously been seen on PC gaming hardware.
Microsoft are listing games as Xbox One X Enhanced, meaning that they will be able to run on Xbox One and One S but with reduced performance and less visual effects.
They also revealed that Forza Motorsport 7 is going to launch with the Xbox One X and will run at 4K/60 FPS. It will feature more than 700 cars this time. 4A Games are working on Metro: Exodus for the Xbox One X and there will also be a new Assassin’s Creed entitled Assassin’s Creed: Origins. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is also due to release exclusively to the Xbox One X later in the year.
Consumers and tech journalists are now speculating about how VR might feature in the Xbox One X. It wasn’t an option with the Xbox One but with the help of some additional hardware it was possible with the PlayStation 4. Nothing has been confirmed yet regarding this new console so we’ll have to wait and see.
It will be on sale from 7th November for $499. You can read more about it here.