E3 2017: Xbox One X Will Indeed Support VR

The Xbox One X is coming later this year, and it's the most powerful console ever released.

The Netflix like subscription service has been gaining plaudits worldwide due to the fact that it makes gaming really affordable for the average gamer at $9.99 per month.

The $499 price of the Xbox One X makes it the most expensive current-generation console in the market, with some gamers claiming that the price is too steep.

"I don't want to get into all the numbers", Spencer went on to say, "but in aggregate, you should think about the hardware part of the console business is not the money-making part of the business".

A new game called "Metro: Exodus" takes advantage of the Xbox One X's processing power to dazzle with 4K visuals (alongside a mountain of visual detail). It is in short a pretty sweet deal and one which we might see appearing in future bundles as well. The higher powered Xbox One X costs about $499. Microsoft could soon be making money from Xbox One X sales, but how long that will take is now unclear.

The Xbox One X is powered by a six-teraflop Polaris GPU which is 1.4 times better compared to its rival, Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro.

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.

It's traditionally only Nintendo who manages to sell its hardware at any sort of profit out of the gate (though the Wii U was an anomaly) there.

In terms of specs, Spencer definitely has a point.

"While we would love to bring all the games to the newest machine, there are several reasons while the original Xbox backwards game library will be small compared to the Xbox 360 games". When asked further: So, Microsoft is taking a loss?

Still, not even a little Halo 6 tease? "I just want to show them games that they're going to be able to play on this box in the next year". "If you're on PC you're going to be about $1500 or so, so that's another area", Ybarra said.

  • Carolyn Briggs