The Xbox One X: Initial Impressions

While the debate on whether or not the Xbox One X is really worth $499 continues, Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft will not be making money for the Xbox One X units that will be sold.

'You can only play 4K games like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and Super Lucky's Tale the way they're meant to be played on Xbox One X.' recited from the official site of Xbox.

The new Xbox One X, known previously as Project Scorpio, is "the most powerful console ever made" says Microsoft.

The Xbox One X boasts of 6 teraflops of graphics processing power compared to PS4 Pro's 4.12.

So if you pre-order Xbox One X you get to not only enjoy a 1 month Xbox Game Pass trial, but you also get to get your hands on a 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial as well.

At the moment, there are 386 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One after the feature was announced at the Microsoft E3 conference in June 2015.

But it seems even the cost of the Xbox One X that has everyone gawking isn't even breaking even for Microsoft.

It is fine to market your console as the most powerful in the world, IT IS the most powerful in the world.

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. Although you can capture videos at 4K/60 fps on the Xbox One X.

The Xbox Backwards Compatibility for the Xbox One will drop later this year - but it will NOT be as extensive as Xbox 360 backwards compatibility lineup. This is particularly important for rendering high res textures, since both consoles aim to offer 4K quality. The company did announce 42 new games to go with the console, however. But big boss Phil Spencer of Xbox explained what else he wanted in terms of availability.

  • Arturo Norris