E3 2017: Microsoft Unveils Their Xbox One X, A $499 Next-Gen Console

Microsoft has been busy quietly working on their Project Scorpio console for the past few years, and while there has been some information leaked, much of the information was still unknown to the public.

Yesterday, the company kicked off their presentation at E3 with an official unveiling of their new console dubbed the ‘Xbox One X.' Priced at $499 and launching on November 7th, the Xbox One X is an exciting announcement that has us excited about console gaming again.

The design resembles that of the Xbox One S with an even smaller form-factor and a matte black finish that gives off a sleek appeal. Its controller is the same as previous generation meaning you won't have to get used to a new feel and still experience the premium feel of an Xbox One controller.

Internally, the Xbox One X offers an 8-core AMD CPU @ 2.3GHz, a six teraflop GPU @ 1.17GHz and 12GB of GDDR5 video RAM. These components make for a significantly more powerful machine than Sony's PS4 Pro offering 4K/HDR gaming up to 60 fps with Dolby Atmos support.

It also offers supersampling for making those without 4K TVs have better HD visual performance. Like the Xbox One S, the X offers a 4K Blu-Ray drive and support for any existing Xbox One accessories.

During the keynote, some upcoming titles were announced for the new console including:

  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Metro Exodus
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds  – console exclusive
  • State of Decay 2
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Dragonball Fighter Z

Not all of these titles will be available at launch, but with some solid titles in the lineup including several exclusives, Microsoft seems to be setting up the Xbox One X for success.

Via: Engadget