Xbox One X (aka Project Scorpio) out Nov 7th $499 – E3 2017

Xbox One X

Xbox One X is the official name for the console which, until today, was dubbed Project Scorpio.

Microsoft wanted more power, compatibility and craftsmanship than ever before, and this console will give true 4K gaming with an even better console than the PS4 Pro, making this one the biggest around.

It has 6 Teraflops GPU, 12Gb GDDR5 RAM, 8 million pixels, HDR picture quality, Dolby Atmos sound and, as before with the Xbox One S, it’ll play 4K UHD Blu-rays.

ALL Xbox One games and accessories will work on the Xbox One X, but despite the big power, the size is the smallest unit yet to date.

Xbox One X + Xbox One S = Xbox One Sex??

Released on November 7th, the price will be $499 in the US. So, how much in the UK? £500 won’t wash. £400 perhaps? Even that might be a stretch, although gamers paid £349 for PS4 Pro.

Note how there’s s no sign of Kinect 2 (or 3!) so that’s clearly dead in the water. VR is where it’s at, now. A shame in a way, as the Kinect was a nice idea, but when I played a few games on it, they sucked a bit, and I realised I’d rather play a game with a joypad than gesticulate in front of my TV…

Oh, and some other goodies coming your way before the end of 2017. Remember backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles? There are 385 available to date, but coming up is backwards compatibility for original Xbox titles! Midtown Madness 3, perhaps?? PLEASE!!!

Sony, whose E3 2017 briefing is on in the UK on Monday night/Tuesday morning at 2am, will struggle to compete with Xbox’s E3 briefing. Plus, it’s about time they gave us PS3 game playback on PS4 without paying a monthly fee for the PS Now bollocks!

However, it does make you wonder where we go from here. They can’t keep reissuing the same thing like a Special Edition of an album that came out the previous Xmas. Whatever next – the PS Xbox?

Full Xbox One X specs:

  • Scorpio Engine: With 6 TFLOPS, 326GB/s of memory bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the most powerful console gaming processor ever created
  • Centrifugal Fan: A supercharger-style design which rapidly pulls in and compresses air, Project Scorpio’s Centrifugal Fan is crafted to deliver maximum cooling with minimum noise
  • Vapor Chamber: A first for home consoles, Project Scorpio’s Vapor Chamber uses advanced liquid cooling to help ensure the Scorpio Engine stays cool
  • Hovis Method: To maximize performance and minimize power consumption, Project Scorpio uses the Hovis Method, a cutting edge digital power delivery system to custom tune console voltage

Check out the E3 2017 reveal video below, plus the full Xbox E3 briefing, and click on the both images for the full-size versions: