Xbox One X The Latest From Microsoft
For months, Microsoft have been dropping hints and clues about its mysterious “Project Scorpio” game console. The official name of this device is The Xbox One X and is the highly anticipated latest game console from the technical giant. Due to be released on 7th November this year, gaming enthusiasts all over the world have eagerly been awaiting its arrival. Here are a few things to expect from the Xbox One X on its release.
Existing Xbox Accessories Work On The Console
First and foremost, the Xbox One X provides backwards compatibility with both the previous models Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is fantastic news for Xbox enthusiasts as it means than unlike with console upgrades in the past, where accessories and games also needed to be upgraded, the Xbox One X works with all your current peripheral equipment.
Although the Xbox One X comes with the premium price tag of $499 retail, the backwards compatibility of the all the accessories and games allow players to make a significant saving thus making the upgrade more affordable.
If that isn’t good news enough, Microsoft has revealed plans to expand their backwards compatibility scheme significantly over the coming months, with owners of the Xbox One X being able to play games from their original Xbox console.
The console will come with at least 42 games if not more, and 22 of these will be exclusive. Some games will also be getting a free 4K upgrade, so if you are already an owner of Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, or Forza 3, these are examples of games which getting the 4K upgrade free of charge. If these aren’t enough to keep players interested they can also enjoy whats on offer at Canadian mobile casinos, or wait for further new releases.
Kinect and Xbox One X
There is no Kinect jack on the new Xbox One X console. The Kinect can however be plugged into a separate adapter which can be purchased from the Microsoft Store, and then plugged into the new console via a USB cable.
Power Compared To Its Competitors
The Xbox One X is the first console from Microsoft that allows 4K gaming. It boasts an impressive 6 teraflops (a unit of computing speed) of graphic processing power. Its main competitor, the PS4 Pro has 4.2 teraflops, showing the new Xbox One X’s comparative 1.8 more teraflops.
Microsoft has equipped the new console with a custom-made GPU engine. The speed of the engine is 1172 MHz compared to the speed of its predecessor, the Xbox One, which ran at a speed of 853 MHz, and the GPU engine of the PS4 Pro, which is currently 911 MHz.
The device also comes with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive which can be used for 4K entertainment and movies, and has space for 1TB of storage.
Xbox One X New Games
Among the improvements made with the Xbox One X, are enhanced games running resolution as high as 4K and up to 60 frames per second. Microsoft has released a list as long as your arm of these Xbox games that will have the enhanced features, and which have been upgraded specifically to utilize the new hardware. Games are constantly being added to this list, but here are a couple examples to whet your appetite:
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins (4K, HDR, 30FPS)
- Astroneer (4K)
- Paladins (4K, 60 FPS)
- Portal Knights (4K)
- PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds(4K, HDR, currently 30 FPS)
- Chess Ultra (4K, HDR, 60 FPS)
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (4K, HDR, 60 FPS)
- Dead Rising 4 (4K)
- Dishonored 2 (4K, 30 FPS)
- Elite Dangerous (4K)
- Farming Simulator 17 (4K, 30 FPS)
- Final Fantasy XV (4K, HDR)
- FIFA 18 (4K, 60 FPS)
- Superhot (4K)