E3 2017: Microsoft unveils $499 Xbox One X

James Marshall
June 19, 2017

These games include much-awaited titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Metro: Exodus, Assassin's Creed: Origins, State of Decay 2, the Darwin Project and a lot more. Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, introduced a number of new titles and left most of the company's E3 press conference up to the games themselves. Yes, it's true that the Xbox One X will upscale Xbox One games on 1080p TVs as well, but is that really worth $500?

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With 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the world's most powerful console gaming processor.

These exclusives do not invite the type of excitement that's needed to shell out hard-earned cash for a new console, especially not an iterative one that costs $100 more than the most expensive competition.

Nevertheless, while 4K might be the attraction for Xbox One X, chances are the device might not work out as the company has indicated. The Xbox One X has a new sporty vapor chamber cooling technology that helps keep the console cool during intense gaming sessions. The 4K gaming machine, Xbox One X, is coming out later this year for $499.99.

Aside from its specs, the Xbox One X must also show fulfil the gaming aspect of a gaming console with access to not only first party, but also a wide variety of third party games and provide a good experience on both. Microsoft ultimately picked Xbox One X because it fit with the power message and the original Xbox branding. The PS4 PRo produces 4.2 Teraflops running at 911MHz. This console will be backward compatible that doesn't mean all the games would be working but only few which will be digitally rendered and can be downloaded from the store. And for all you movie buffs, Microsoft is also shipping the Xbox One X with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment, and 1TB of storage. In fact all previous Xbox games should be playable on this machine if you have the original disc.

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