Watch the Xbox One X being built by hand, piece by piece

Microsoft officially revealed the Xbox One X at E3 this week, providing a name and details for the improved Xbox One formerly known as Project Scorpio.

After months of speculation, Microsoft has finally unveiled its latest games console, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X.

In fact, it's the smallest game console Microsoft ever made - but also one of the most expensive ones: The Xbox One X will sell for $499 when it reaches store shelves on November 7.

The device, which will be priced at $499, is created to work with a new generation of 4K TV sets that offer greater picture quality as well as games that offer ever-more-realistic scenes of auto races and fantasy worlds.

Biggest question now lies here will the Xbox One X be VR compatible? In terms of raw power, we have to give this one to the Xbox One X.

The new Xbox one X will run at stunning 4k HD.

Meanwhile, rival Sony has released a beefier PlayStation 4 and unlike Microsoft Sony has said all models of the PlayStation 4 combined have sold more than 60 million units world-wide to date.

Other things promised by Microsoft during and prior to their major E3 2017 press conference were compatibility with all existing Xbox One and Xbox One S games and hardware but with superior overall graphics performance, higher frame-rates and 4K upscaling or even full resolution in the case of some games.

One of the more unexpected images during Microsoft's E3 2017 media briefing was the sight of a Nintendo Switch during a Minecraft trailer.

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Microsoft Corp in its bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who said the popular videogame console gouges discs because of a design defect.

Compared with its main competitor, the PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X appears to have a computing advantage - it should be noted that the PS4 Pro was released in September 2016, more than a year later, the Xbox One X will be released. Then again, "Wii" shows that console naming doesn't matter too much... The new console is slimmer than the Xbox One S, another Xbox One variant which the company released earlier this year.

The company also disclosed 42 games for the machine, 22 of them being "exclusives" for Xbox.

It will support 4K and virtual reality gaming, a UHD Blu-ray DVD player and new slimline matte black body, and will cost £499 when it goes on sale in time for the lucrative Christmas shopping season on 7 November.

  • Arturo Norris