Microsoft unveils their 4K console Xbox One X at E3 2017
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 15:19
It is also worth noting that Xbox One X will be directly compatible with all existing Xbox One games. If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it's in a different league than any other console that's out there. Spencer pointed out the 40% faster GPU as well as the Xbox One X's bigger memory (12GB, as opposed to the PS4 Pro's 8GB) as some of the main advantages Microsoft's console has, but 4K gaming seems to be the biggest differentiator.
Despite the big push by Microsoft for Xbox One X, Spencer noted that "the majority of our consoles that are sold next year will be [Xbox One S]". It's a little bit easier when you have a fixed spec, when you think about Xbox, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. And you think of the variable specs of the PC space, so you're taking a fixed-spec PowerPC emulator and then moving it over to run on PC, so there's a lot of work there. The company did announce "Sea of Thieves", "Crackdown 3", "State of Decay 2" and "Forza Motorsport 7", but all of those were already known about prior to E3 2017.
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.
So far, there are around 390 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One, but only two original Xbox games were announced.
You can get the full story here at BusinessInsider. He was also asked about the UI for Xbox One X and whether it will be the same as the standard Xbox One.
The added services will surely attract new buyers to both the console and more importantly to the Game Pass as well.
"I could stand up and show some videos of things I think might come in the next three years".
"I think that the console looks great but when you boil it all down, we got a lot of console launch exclusives but we didn't get any real, meaningful first-party titles".