E3 2017: Microsoft unveils $499 Xbox One X

Posted June 15, 2017

So, the Xbox Project Scorpio is now Xbox One X. What's more, game clips can be recorded in 4K at 60 frames per second, and screenshots can be captured in 4K.

"It's smoking", Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research, said of the One X's performance.

Microsoft unveiled its new gaming system, the new Xbox One X, on Sunday at the annual E3 Expo in Los Angeles, claiming it's "the most powerful console ever made,".

"One of Microsoft's most interesting announcements during its E3 press conference is that "#Minecraft" will see "the Better Together Update to unify console, mobile, and Windows 10 versions of the game under a single edition".

"This is a true 4K console, whereas Sony is using techniques to approach true 4K", noted Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research.

The new Xbox one X will run at stunning 4k HD. "It will be anywhere that you can play Minecraft in the new version", Egbert said. In a report posted by the firm, games director Piers Harding-Rolls stated: "Crucially, we do not believe that, at this stage, Xbox One X is a device to re-ignite Xbox One sales in continental Europe and to gain market share from Sony in key sales territories outside of U.S. and United Kingdom".

"Even if the consumer isn't planning to buy or rent UHD Blu-ray discs", Inouye continued, "it does complete the picture of a true 4K media player-gaming machine, which speaks to the product's image". This applies to about 30 titles from third-party developers such as "Final Fantasy 15" or "Resident Evil 7".

The Xbox One X features a highly customized and fine-tuned AMD SoC outfitted with a Polaris-based GPU clocked at 1.17GHz with 40 Compute Units and 6TFLOPs of compute power.

Gamers will be able to system link any combination of Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles within the year, Microsoft today confirmed.

"Backward compatibility is a nice-to-have feature which resonates with some vocal Xbox users", said Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit.

The X has 22 "console launch exclusives" including Crackdown3, Forza Motorsport 7, and Sea of Thieves.

"We are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm at this point, the spokesperson said". All it could take is the right game or service to open that door, but until then, fans have to choose one or the other. 2017 is going to be their year I thought.