Microsoft challenges Sony with powerful new Xbox One X

Minecraft Cross Play Feature Missing Play Station Versions

Fresh from a slimmed down update a year ago in the Xbox One S adding support for higher resolution TVs, the company will release a newer and more powerful model of Xbox called the "Xbox One X", a generation of the console that has been redeveloped to be faster, more powerful, and capable of playing games in the 4K Ultra HD resolution that new televisions offer. It's now called the Xbox One X, and it's both the smallest Xbox ever built as well as the most powerful console ever - built for gaming on 4K TVs, in HDR, at a smooth 60fps. Through this program, Microsoft has made a bunch of Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One hardware, giving those old libraries new life.

Though the company initially proclaimed that the Xbox One X (formerly known as "Project Scorpio") would feature VR support, at E3 this week Microsoft is distancing itself from that commitment.

A handful of Xbox One games will get patches to take advantage of the Xbox One X's additional power.

Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X to the world today, proving that it thinks X is just the best letter. 12GB of GDDR5 unified memory gives the console a hefty bump of system memory with 326GB/sec bandwidth. One of the biggest announcements was PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the current PC gaming darling, is coming to Xbox later this year.

Since the Xbox One X is designed as an upgrade, it will fully support all existing Xbox One games and accessories.

In another news, Microsoft is expected to finally unveil the Xbox Scorpio console. Don't expect that from all games, though, as the comparable Radeon RX 580 would be hard pressed to hit that lofty frame rate in many modern games.




Recently, we found out that the Xbox One version of Tekken 7 was the weakest of all the versions in terms of its graphics.

The racing game was the first to be showcased on the new console.

Spanish retailer XtraLife (via DesiXBL) recently advertised the upcoming Xbox One X console with a €399 price tag.

"Minecraft", the wildly popular Microsoft-owned world-building game, is getting an overhaul aimed at bringing players together regardless of the device they're using to play.

As it now stands, there are few reasons to buy the Xbox One X especially considering the fact that it is more expensive - and offers fewer games - than the PlayStation Pro.

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