Microsoft's Xbox One X arriving soon

Gamers couldn't use old games on it or trade their old games in for new ones.

Moreover, to facilitate the wide range of content that is available for Xbox, the company announced that the Xbox One X will be compatible with all the existing Xbox One games without any software or patches. You will be able to play games in a 4K resolution, and it will also support HDR lighting effects, as well as a Dolby Atmos surround sound. And even though Forza is a name that causes fans to shell out the cash, there's a good chance that fans of the series already have an Xbox One, especially since there have been four different Forza games this generation already.

The Minecraft "Super Duper Graphics Pack" update launches this fall. It is much more powerful than the PS4 Pro, boasting 6 Teraflops over the Pro's 4.2 and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM over the Pro's 8GB.

In addition to the console's support for 2160p (also known as 4K) visual display, Microsoft has claimed these features make the Xbox One X the most powerful console in the world - although it will also be the most expensive. However, only select titles will be ported from the original Xbox which means not everyone can get their game added to console's library. "Consoles have historically failed at this price point, and consumers seem unwilling to accept anything over $399".

Who exactly does Microsoft expect to pay $499 for a 4K Xbox One?

Some current Xbox One games will gain a boost from the Xbox One X's horsepower. The Xbox One X cannot only play 4K games, but it's also made for 4K gaming with 60 fps from the ground-up.

The console is going to compete with rivals on a graphical processing basis, shipping with six teraflops of graphical computing power running at 1172MHz.

Of course, what Microsoft really could have done with was a major first-party exclusive to show off the power of the console. "So, when I stood on-stage and I said this will be the best place to play all those games, there's nothing technically that would keep any developer from not making that true".

  • Carolyn Briggs