Xbox One X Launches November 7th For $499.99

Fullbright’s latest will be falling from the stars later this year

Fullbright’s latest will be falling from the stars later this year

Microsoft describes the system, which is now called Xbox One X and will hit shelves on November 7, as the most advanced and powerful console systems the gaming industry has ever seen. It will cost $499, and Microsoft's Xbox One S will start selling this week for $249, a price drop of $50.

The Xbox One X, to be available starting on November 7, sports a processor with 8 2.3GHz cores, 12GB of memory, along with other specs that beat out Sony's PS4 Pro, and will help it run games at high frame rates in 4k ultra HD resolution. It also introduces a feature called "retroactive screen capture", which will enable players to browse through footage to take the flawless screenshot.

Xbox has been a distant second during this current console cycle since before Xbox One and PS4 went on sale in 2013.

"We're proud of the pricing", Greenberg said.

"Our team of engineers are working hard to bring some of your original favorite Xbox games to Xbox One today", Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced at the company's E3 2017 keynote.

The Xbox One X and the Xbox One S are created to look like they belong to the same family of consoles, so they share the same appearance, but also the same behavior.

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The device will compete with Amazon's Alexa and Google Home , and is scheduled to be released later this year, the company said . As part of that session, a new Mac Pro was promised for 2018, along with an all-new model called the iMac Pro for late 2017.

However, while the Xbox One X is capable of supporting virtual reality gaming, there was nearly no mention of this during the presentation and no demonstrations of games that use VR headsets. The new Xbox's custom GPU also runs at 1172MHz versus the 4 Pro's 911MHz and the One S's 853MHz, although you can't directly compare apples for apples especially since the consoles' graphics architecture is different.

Specifications released before the show here show Xbox One X with an edge in processor speed and graphic processor count over the PlayStation Pro. In addition to that there's also the ability to play Xbox 360 and OG Xbox backwards compatible titles as well. "We're estimating around 10% of Xbox One sales in the final three months of the year will be Xbox One X consoles". The game boasts a new system of recruiting defeated enemies and taking on the fortresses of your nemeses, while Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, a three-part prequel to 2015's Life Is Strange, will release its first episode on August 31.

It makes you wonder how enthusiastic developers will be to make use of that extra power if relatively few gamers will get to enjoy it.

"It felt a little bit like they were throwing the kitchen sink at it, just really pounding away at the idea that they were the gamers' choice in terms of the platform", Mr Harding-Rolls told the BBC. Announced last night, BioWare's new sci-fi IP Anthem was shown in action for the first time, revealing a gorgeous third-person, Destiny-style co-op action game.

The other, more subtle message here is that Microsoft wants to build communities around these games on its platforms, the way those same games have attracted large fan bases on PC.

It's the middle of the year, and that means all eyes in the technological and gaming world are focused on what's happening in California, with 2017's Electronic Entertainment Expo presently on, detailing what the world can expect from the world of video games for the rest of the year.

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