Microsoft reveals Xbox One X official specifications

Xbox One X also offers a 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support.

Sales of Xbox consoles now remain significantly behind those of the newer PlayStation models, which rumours suggest may be set to receive a price cut at Sony's E3 announcement on Monday.

It's enough of a beast to run many of Microsoft's most popular franchises, including the upcoming Forza Motorsport 7, at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.

While the new console looks like the original Xbox One, it does bring in some improved design language. There will be very likely a shortage of the Xbox One X at launch.

Native 4K rendering is just one aspect.

If the Xbox One X is to deliver a superior experience to its predecessor, it must obviously deliver in the processor department. In an interview with IGN, Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division, confirmed that the company had considered many names that had been part of the online rumors in the last few days, and even months, like Xbox One Elite. Because the console will be able to achieve it "with power to spare" the system can focus, at the same time, on "other visual improvements". It has a 4K UHD Blue-ray drive, HDR10 support, HDMI 2.b (2160p at 60GHz), IR blaster, etc. among many features. "Wii U or Xbox One?"

If you're going to buy the Xbox One X as soon as it comes out, you should still learn to spot these logos. Gamers won't be missing out on any of the games that will utilize the Xbox One X's additional power, as they will also be playable on Xbox One.

Nintendo's recently-launched Switch has been a victor, with fans snapping up the console and a "Legend of Zelda" game that has become a must-play title for fans.

IGN reported that like the PS4 Pro, all Xbox One X games will also be playable on the standard Xbox One, no true exclusives.

Microsoft highlighted several new games coming exclusively to the Xbox One platform, which includes the new Xbox One X as well as Windows 10 and the original Xbox One.

  • Arturo Norris