US top court rules for Microsoft in Xbox class action fight

Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox One X console earlier this week, promising "true 4K" gaming on "the world's most powerful games console".

Past year at E3 Microsoft hinted that project Scorpio would be a platform for virtual reality gaming, but the company made no mention of VR during the Xbox One X announcement, and no VR games are being launched with the hardware. According to Microsoft's Phil Spencer, they don't see the Pro as competition for the Xbox One X, suggesting that it goes up against the Xbox One S instead. The console also supports 4K games, which is now at the top edge of video game technology.

The Xbox One X debuts worldwide on November 7, will you be ordering one or nah? However, for that small bump in resolution, customers will need to pay $100 more for the Xbox One X.

This issue is laid out by Forbes quite well by noting how Sony's response to the new reveal by the Xbox team is to simply show some more games. Is the PlayStation 4 Pro a worthy rival to the Xbox One X or is it meant to challenge the Xbox One S?

By comparison, the PS4 Pro has 4.2 teraflops, the standard Xbox One has 1.31 teraflops, and the standard PlayStation 4 has 1.84 teraflops.

Speaking to Giant Bomb (via Gamespot), Spencer said that supporting original Xbox games on Xbox One is more technically challenging than Xbox 360, and touched on the rights issue as another bump in the road.

When it comes to the central processing unit (CPU), the PlayStation 4 has a slight lag compared to the Xbox One X as well. "We had 42 games, 22 of them with console exclusivity that I could put on-stage that all are games where you could see the dates for them and when they're coming", Spencer said. "The opportunity on PC is larger because the install base is larger and we think the customer experience will be better on PC", he shared in his interview with the Wall Street Journal.

  • Arturo Norris