Microsoft Unveils the Xbox One X at E3 2017, Releasing Later This Year

E3 2017 has already begun, and the previews have been anything but bland. We are most excited about the foremost revelation that came out from Microsoft‘s camp, something that we have been expecting to lay our eyes on for a long time. Yes, we are talking about the Project Scorpio itself- the upcoming giants of a console that Microsoft had announced same time last year.

Xbox One X
Photo credit: IGN.

Let us start off with the basics- the name. We all knew that the upcoming Scorpio console would be a more powerful variant of the Xbox One itself, and not a full generational upgrade. That has now been confirmed as Microsoft has finally revealed the name of the upcoming console- Xbox One X. Other crucial details that have been revealed pertain to the console’s release date and pricing information. To address the first query, Microsoft has said that the upcoming console will receive a worldwide release on November 7, 2017. As to how much it will cost, the Xbox One X can be bought in the US for $500, while buyers in the UK will be able to get their hands on it in exchange of a cool £449.

Moving on to how the new console looks, the new Xbox One X does not actually represent a marked difference as compared to the Xbox One S. However, what immediately stands out is the fact that it is much more compact than we expected it to be. This goes to show that it the modern age of technology, size and power do not need to be directly proportional to each other. The model that has been showcased so far, and the one that will be released initially, sports an all-black body. It is not yet clear if there will be any other colours added.

The new Xbox One X will pack in 6 teraflops of graphical power, which is much higher than the PS4 Pro that came out last year. There’s a powerful custom GPU powering the console, and there’s a 1TB hard drive space on board. If you’re worried about support, all Xbox One games will be compatible with the Xbox One X, along with all the controllers too.

There’s a lot more to come as E3 continues until June 15, so make sure to check back for more news.

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