Xbox One X Revealed at Microsoft's Press Conference

Xbox One X Revealed at Microsoft's Press Conference

The device, set for release November 7 for $499, brings support for games displayed in ultra-high-definition 4K resolution.

One analyst said Microsoft was keen to keep attracting hardcore gamers. Some of the features include 4K and gameplay capture at 60 frames per second. Incredibly, it's also the smallest Xbox ever made.

Game play on 4K screens, whether they be televisions or personal computer monitors, is expected to be among themes at E3 this week.

All things considered, the Xbox One X seems poised to give the PS4 Pro a run for it's money, at least hardware wise.

Xbox Scorpio will be available this holiday season, for the rumored price of $499.

The conference also opened up with a trailer for Forza Motosport 7, a new racing title from Xbox's Forza series featuring over seven hundred cars and due for release on October 3. Its power and Xbox's optimisation means that it is capable of outputting "true 4K" - something Xbox is talking up a lot - at 60fps and with HDR support. According to the company the console is the most powerful console ever made.

However, while the Xbox One X is capable of supporting virtual reality gaming, there was nearly no mention of this during the presentation and no demonstrations of games that use VR headsets. "Even so, Sony's PS4 sales momentum in markets outside of U.S. and United Kingdom makes it a significant challenge for MS to claw back market share".

"It could drive platform preference and earlier uptake of the new device", he said.

If you haven't heard, Microsoft and team Xbox just announced the official name for the console that was dubbed Project Scorpio. The console will support 4K (four times the resolution of HD), High Dynamic Range, and immersive sound format Dolby Atmos.

Despite the Xbox One X's VR capabilities having been a major talking point coming out of E3 2016, at E3 2017 it was a notable omission from Microsoft's presentation.

You won't notice much difference unless you have the TV and surround system to do the new hardware justice. That's why it needed the extra power, we were told.

Microsoft is counting that consumers will look beyond the price tag and will see the value proposition of Xbox One X. The system is certainly loaded with bleeding edge tech. Microsoft's new console is recieved well overall by the community with the issue being their shady "exclusives" marketing. That enabled them to implement a different type of configuration inside of the console, and allowed them to get to the final small size.

If you like the existing games on this platform, or want the highest graphic fidelity ports of future titles, then this platform might be a worth while investment for you.

First up is the question of whether Microsoft will utilise Xbox One X for VR gaming at all.

2015's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is also getting a sequel with Middle-earth: Shadow of War, which will release on October 10. Is also needs to feel like a powerful and sophisticated gaming console.

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