E3 2017: Microsoft isn't making a profit on the Xbox One X

Joanna Estrada
June 19, 2017

Talking to CNET, Spencer said that despite the lack of VR presence onstage at Microsoft's E3 conference on Sunday, their new console will support the new technology.

During said event, we were told the price of the console at launch, with it set to cost £449 / $499 / 499 euros when it launches on November 7. How does "The World's Most Powerful Console", according to Microsoft, compare to the PlayStation 4 Pro? It has eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, 6 teraflops of graphics performance and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. "When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that". "We're focusing on Xbox One S and Xbox One X and the games you're going to play", Spencer said.

At around £100 more than the PS4 Pro, some feel the price of the Xbox One X is too high, but this price will still not make a profit for Microsoft.

The Xbox One X, meanwhile, is aimed at the "high-end gamer", and it has a price point that reflects that. "So I'm putting a lot of pressure on the team to go get enough content lined up to do something on the PC, and then make sure we have a long-term commitment to build". It's a more powerful Xbox One, that will play some games in "True" Native 4K, while others will use methods like reprojection and checkerboard rendering to fill a 2160p framebuffer.

"Frankly, I loved the fact I didn't have to bring out "Gears" and "Halo" just to say, hey". He was also asked about the UI for Xbox One X and whether it will be the same as the standard Xbox One.

So if you pre-order Xbox One X you get to not only enjoy a 1 month Xbox Game Pass trial, but you also get to get your hands on a 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial as well. They want to show their game in the best possible way. "People want to know what the roadmap in the future looks like, and that's my job to deliver it to them".

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