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    June 12, 2017

    Microsoft’s Project Scorpio goes official as the Xbox One X

    Xbox One X

    Microsoft has officially revealed the fruits of its Project Scorpio initiative as the Xbox One X; a high-performance gaming console.

    Here’s a name that just rolls of the tongue – Xbox One X. Fortunately, there’s more to Microsoft’s new gaming console than just a snazzy moniker; One X is the newest entrant to the company’s Xbox line, and is the result of the company’s Project Scorpio endeavour, which set out to build a high-performance gaming console.

    Xbox One X arrives a step ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, and sports 6 teraflops of graphical power compared to the latter’s 4.2 teraflops. The unit ships with a custom GPU engine and an Ultra HD Blue-ray drive and 1TB of storage.

    Read: Microsoft’s ‘Surface Mobile’ could include a projector, Surface Pen

    What does that mean for end consumers? A number of things – the Xbox One X will be able to run all existing Xbox 360 backwards-compatible content as well as Xbox One games. Microsoft claims that ‘super-sampling’ will take place aboard the One X to make new games look better on 1080p television screens.

    Externally, the Xbox One X is, as Microsoft claims, the ‘smallest Xbox ever’, and the rear of the console sports an I/O layout similar to that found on the Xbox One S. Whereas the latter console arrives in white, the One X will ship in black by default.

    The Xbox One X will launch with 22 launch exclusive titles including games such as Forza Motorsport 7 and Crackdown 3. The console is slated to debut worldwide on November 7th this year, and will set consumers back some $499 USD. We’re awaiting word on local availability and pricing.

    Read: Microsoft unveils a slick new Surface Pro, redesigned Surface Pen

    What are your thoughts? Would you purchase the Xbox One X, or would you rather splurge on the One S or a PlayStation? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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