Xbox One X is Microsoft's next game console, arriving on November 7th for $499


After months of speculation, Microsoft is unveiling its “Project Scorpio” games console today, and it's officially named Xbox One X. Microsoft's Xbox One X naming comes just days after the company trademarked a mysterious S logo, and started dropping Scorpio hints in its E3 teaser videos. Microsoft is planning to launch the Xbox One X on November 7th worldwide, priced at $499.

All existing Xbox One accessories will work on the new Xbox One X — which we got to see first-hand at E3 today — alongside all existing Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles and Xbox One games. Microsoft is planning to use "super sampling" on the One X to make new games look better even on 1080p TVs.

The new console will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than its main competitor, the PS4 Pro, with 4.2 teraflops. 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. Microsoft is also shipping the Xbox One X with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment, and 1TB of storage.

Microsoft has previously promised that 900p and 1080p Xbox One games should be able to run at native 4K on the Xbox One X, and that existing Xbox One and 360 games will see a noticeable performance boost. Scorpio also features liquid-cooled vapor-chamber cooling inside, a technology that's used on high-end PC gaming cards like the GTX 1080.

Microsoft says the new Xbox One X is the "smallest Xbox ever," and the black design looks very similar to the existing Xbox One S model. The rear of Microsoft’s new console is based on the Xbox One S, with a HDMI-in port and no dedicated Kinect port. There aren't many external changes over the Xbox One S design, and the X simply gets a little smaller. For now, Microsoft is only shipping the Xbox One X with the black design and 1TB of storage.

One of the first titles for the new console is Forza Motorsport 7, running at native 4K and 60fps. For a closer look at the latest Forza, check out our feature or watch exclusive gameplay below. Forza Motorsport 7 will debut on October 3rd.

Microsoft has 22 "console launch exclusives" arriving on the Xbox One X, including Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7, and Sea of Thieves. Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, introduced a number of new titles and left most of the company's E3 press conference up to the games themselves. Microsoft is even bringing original Xbox games to the Xbox One family, starting with Crimson Skies.

Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, and Minecraft will all be updated free of charge to 4K support. Microsoft also has more than 30 third-party titles that will be updated with the Xbox One X Enhanced program. The new Xbox One X will now debut worldwide on November 7th, priced at $499, £449, 499 euro, 599 Canadian dollars, and 649 Australian dollars.

Comments

Why not call it Scorpio?

Project names rarely ever are the end product name.

Abbreviation of Xbox One S = XBOS
Abbreviation of Xbox One X = XBOX

Xbonx!

What does the "n" stand for?

Xbox One X

I presume he meant?

XBoneX.

Just to fuck with Microsoft.

XBoneX.

Just to %^ with Microsoft.

X1S ans X1X

Wait for the Xbox One E and then it’ll all make sense.

That’s what Tesla did.

They also had an Xbox 360 E after the Xbox 360 S remember?

Wrong person.

No, you’re thinking of the Xbox One R.

I thought the same thing when I saw the name. Apple actually had this problem with the Mac SE back in the day. Up till then, for the more powerful machines they used X to designate the newer CPU, but for some reason they didn’t think that the Macintosh SEx would make for a good name so they went with SE/30 as the name instead.

Microsoft seems to be terrible a naming things

X boX one X
Missed opportunity….should have called it XXX

… but reverse it and you get a nice XENOX OBX.

Staring Vin Diesel

XOXO would have been sweet.

yeah and you get PornHub as a home screen :O

Predictable. What about the price?

More like "what about the AAA games?" … amiright??

No. More like "what about the 1st party games?" … I’m right.

Won’t lie will buy.

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