E3 2017: MICROSOFT Announces the XBOX ONE X Console

(All photos courtesy Microsoft)

At the 2017  Electronics Entertainment Expo, Microsoft announced that the much whispered about “Project Scorpio” next generation console will now be called the Xbox One X and that it will be in stores on November 7th, 2017 for $499.

It’s being billed as “The world’s most powerful console”.  It uses forty percent more power than any other console and will deliver 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display. It will even make your existing Xbox One library look better with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even when used with a 1080p TV. The Xbox One X also will offer a 4K Blu-Ray player, HDR support for gaming and video and support for Dolby Atmos.

The physical stats for the new machine are pretty impressive. The Xbox One X is smaller then its predecessor, the Xbox One S (30cm x 24cm x 6cm vs 29.5cm x 23cm x 6.5cm). It weighs 2 pounds more then the Xbox One S (8.4 lbs). A 2.3 GHz, 8 core CPU, a 1.172 Ghz GPU, 12 Gb of memory and an internal storage drive of 1TB.

A beautiful exploded view of the Xbox One X.
“Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player,” Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said during the E3 debut. “Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we’ve also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination.”
Gamers are certainly waiting in anticipation of this new generation console.

Thomas Townley

Thomas spends hours playing games, reading books and comic books and watching genre tv. You should too.

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