Welcome to the next-next revolution from Xbox.
Well there we have it. Microsoft have taken the lid off Project Scorpio and revealed its real name: Xbox One X (by the way, I totally called that name…), and it’s releasing on November 7th for $499/£449.
In quite an amazing turn of events, the One X is only launching (currently) with two exclusive games, namely the cutesy platformer Super Lucky’s Tale (the Oculus game, without the VR) and Crackdown 3, which reappeared during the conference with the ever brilliant Terry Crews introducing in a specially recorded introduction. Forza Motorsport 7 will also get itself a rather beautiful ‘true 4K at 60 frames per second’, but will release on October 3rd, nearly a month before the release of Xbox One X, so it’s not considered a ‘console launch exclusive’.
In other news, Xbox One X is fully backwards compatible with all Xbox One games and accessories and will benefit from enhanced visuals and improved load times.
For owners of Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Minecraft and Halo Wars 2, they’ll be getting 4K updates at no extra cost. More than 30 third party games are also going to receive free 4K updates, including Rocket League and Final Fantasy XV.
Backwards compatibility is of course still a big deal in the Xbox arena, and with the announcement that original Xbox games now be available to play on the system later this year, no denying games was the central focus for Xbox this time around.
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