Microsoft to launch 4K-enabled Xbox One X in November
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 9:14
Microsoft looks to take the lead in the 4kKgaming world with what they are calling the smallest and 'most powerful console ever.' The claim doesn't look to be that farfetched as the system is significantly more powerful than Sony's Playstation 4 Pro and can run some games at an awesome 4k/60 frames per second.
This beastly console will launch with six teraflops, 12GB of memory, 326GB of bandwidth and constant 4k resolution. For now, though? If you want the most bleeding edge Xbox One experience possible, there's a console for you - it's just gonna cost ya.
With the release of Xbox One X, Microsoft will also release a host of games exclusive to the new console including Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, and Sea of Thieves. "When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that".
For Microsoft, which will not be making any money off of each Xbox One X sold, it is hoping that the power of the console is enough to attract more players into the Xbox platform. "Getting the trademark for Scorpio is really hard", explains Spencer, "When we do names, you have to pick global names for things". Microsoft is using a custom GPU engine on Scorpio that runs at 1172MHz, a big increase over the Xbox One's 853MHz and even Sony's 911MHz found on the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X will also be available with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies, and 1TB of storage. Xbox boss Phil Spencer told Eurogamer. That's surprisingly not-close to the Xbox One X's limits. Ars Technica's Mark Walton and Sam Machkovech discuss everything you need to know about Microsoft's latest console in the video above.
"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".
While Spencer did not provide any timeframe as to when this emulation feature might happen, he did state that this is in their future, so it looks like we'll just have to wait and see. "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.