Ultra-Powerful Xbox One X Unveiled

Posted June 24, 2017

Microsoft has revealed the "world's most powerful console", the Xbox One X.

"When I think about techniques to somehow manufacture a 4K screen like what some other consoles try to do, this is different than that", Spencer said.

Microsoft has been keen to include its PC user base in future gaming plans as shown by the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, which debuted previous year.

Microsoft announced Sunday it will launch a higher-powered version of its Xbox One video game console this holiday, as it attempts to catch up to the sales of Sony's rival PlayStation 4.

"The Xbox One X looks like a bit of a beast but for me, I come to these things and I want to see the games and we saw a lot of really impressive CG trailers but where's the game play in that?"

One of the big announcements from Microsoft at E3 this year was their plans to support OG Xbox backward compatibility on Xbox One.

There's no word from Microsoft when this new feature will go live but it will give Xbox users the chance to play their old classic titles.

Spencer has also confirmed that first and third-party original Xbox games would be backwards compatible.

Overall, Phil Spencer's perspective on consoles and gaming is quite interesting, and you can check out the entire interview by hitting the source link below. And, as a result, he sees the PS4 Pro as "more of a competitor to [Xbox One] S than I do to Xbox One X". However, one concern for many commentators and players alike was that this new console would only serve those people who already own a 4K television.

"Xbox enthusiasts will pay significant sums to get hold of the latest and greatest", he said, forecasting Microsoft will sell 500,000 Xbox One X consoles during the fourth quarter.

I don't think it's good for our industry if we got into a point where people are holding back the technical innovation of game developers based on a marketing deal.

Xbox One X Price Too Steep?

The former Project Scorpio console also sports 12 GB of Graphics Double Data Rate Type 5 (GDDR5) memory, compared to the 8 GB of GDDR5 that the PlayStation 4 Pro comes with, according to Gamespot.