Xbox One X the Scorpio

Microsoft repeatedly mentioned that Xbox One X would be a premium console for a segment of consumers looking for 4K games.

As for Game Pass, Microsoft's recently released gaming subscription service, Spencer also hopes that they will be able to expand that concept to PC at some point.

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.

Spencer also revealed that the Xbox team expects One S to outsell One X in 2018.

Microsoft finally lifted the lid on Xbox One X, which it is justifiably calling the world's most powerful video game console. Gameplay footage came along in the E3 while the game was announced. It's expensive because it's powerful (in fairness, it is far more powerful than any other Xbox One).

"We have the 4K blu-ray drive inside the S console".

So I highly doubt people will try very hard to get their hands on a $499 console that offers better processing power and visuals over a $249 and even cheaper equivalent that has all the same features and games in nearly unrecognizably different quality.

Nevertheless, while 4K might be the attraction for Xbox One X, chances are the device might not work out as the company has indicated. Microsoft is also working with the game developers to make improvements on the games already popular on the older version of the hardware to enable its customers to play on the new X Box One X as well.

One of the biggest advantages Xbox One has over the PlayStation 4 is backward compatibility.

Phil Spencer had some details share on it but more technical aspects of Xbox games running on an emulator and how well they work is something we can not comment on at the moment.

In an interview with PC Gamer, he answered in one word whether he wanted to see emulation on the PC, simply "Yes". As for the Xbox One, it has 1.31 teraflops.

This is especially confusing because Microsoft claims all games, even those that haven't been enhanced, will still perform better on the Xbox One X compared to other Xbox One models.

  • Carolyn Briggs