Xbox One backward compatibility expanding to original Xbox games

The company chose to unveil the console - which had previously been known as Project Scorpio, and is the most expensive Xbox ever - at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, one of the biggest annual video games conferences in the world.

Here we have all the Xbox One X confirmed games. In comparison, Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro sells for $499 in Canada. Microsoft touts the new Xbox One X as having 40% more power than its rivals.

Those here in the United States who are interested in purchasing the Xbox One X should keep an eye on this Amazon page.

All of these components sit in a small, sleek chassis that closely resembles the Xbox One S in form factor, but the Xbox One X is actually the smallest console Microsoft has ever made.

The Xbox One X will also be fully compatible with all prior games released on the Xbox One ecosystem - including the various games in the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility line-up.

The Microsoft E3 2017 presentation was filled with announcements for games and their upcoming beefed up Xbox, the Xbox One X, but there was one extra announcement for backward compatibility.

Unfortunately, though, Microsoft's press conference didn't really do much to convince gamers of why they should buy the Xbox One X. With the console launching on November 7, it's only got one exclusive title releasing alongside it: Crackdown 3.

A handful of Xbox One games will get patches to take advantage of the Xbox One X's additional power.

On the hardware side the console features an 8 core custom CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and a 6 Teraflop GPU clocked at 1.17 GHz.

It comes with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies, and 1TB of storage. It was also revealed that the console exclusive of the massively popular Battle Royale-style game, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, will be Xbox's. Current Xbox titles such as Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15 and Rocket League will be getting Xbox One X Enhanced versions. We got a good glimpse at some of the things Microsoft is working on. They also cost much less than this console.

  • Carolyn Briggs