Xbox One X: First impressions, price and release

Microsoft has made no secret of the power of the Xbox One X - on the contrary, it's the console's biggest selling point - with people in and around the company regularly referring to the hardware as a "monster".

The Game has received plenty of praise for its unusual asymmetrical multiplayer since it launched late last month, but the online experience hasn't been flawless for players on the Xbox One.

Xbox Game Pass has been equated to Netflix; a service which gives you access to a library of Xbox One and 360 games at £7.99 / $9.99 per month. Microsoft stated that the games will be added on the 1st of each month, so you even know what dates to look forward to for new games each month as a subscriber. The Xbox One X should help with that come November, but right now it's all about offering Xbox owners more games for less, so we got the Xbox Game Pass. A full list of the games available can be found here.

According to Xbox senior product manager Dennis Ceccarelli, at least five new games will be added on the first of each month. The console developer got to preview a new BioWare property called Anthem, a new trailer for the console release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a huge indie game roundup that included Korean MMO Black Desert Online and the promise of backwards compatibility with the original Xbox in some capacity. "We are thankful that so many of you find the game to be very fun when you play, that's always our goal, so we've worked tirelessly to ensure that every single person is getting to enjoy that experience".

  • Carolyn Briggs