Finally, Microsoft has unveiled Project Scorpio in its user-ready form. It’s the Xbox one X. The latest in the evolution of Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. Microsoft announced this at their recent E3 event in Los Angeles. The Xbox One X will be released on November 7 and will sale for $499.
It will be capable of playing the latest games in a native 4k resolution. This means four times the current standard high definition making it the most powerful console on the market. With the release of the Xbox One X, Microsoft is on course to break the jinx and outsell PlayStation for the first time.
Features of the Project Scorpio (Xbox One X)
From the company’s briefing, the Xbox One X is designed to wow gamers. It’ll majorly concentrate on upgrades rather than convincing gamers on a brand new generation of video games. What this means; the new console will play the same games as Xbox One S but faster and at a higher resolution. According to Microsoft, this will be the smallest Xbox ever made which is a huge surprise.
Here are some of the specs of the Xbox one X
- Design: Microsoft touted that the project Scorpio will bring a full living room entertainment experience to users. Now it seems they have kept to their promise. The Xbox One X is impressively a small looking system. With a top notch HDR video quality and Dolby Atmos sound technology. It packs an ultra–powerful GPU into a portable plastic shell defying the odd and setting a new standard for consoles.
- The powerhouse: From the early released specs of the project Scorpio, the new console comes with a robust bump in memory capacity. It runs on a 12GB RAM and a strong 326GB/s memory bandwidth. And as already stated, its GPU is 4 times more powerful than the Xbox one S and PS4 pro.
A new AMD CPU speed of about 2.3GHz boosting its memory by 60% compared to the original Xbox One. A one terabyte HDD that is 2.5inch in size. Microsoft has also innovated a means to avert overheating, a vapour chamber attached to the back of the console will dissipate the heat. The project Scorpio system gives game developers a whopping 9GB of RAM to build games. This will increasingly see a rise in load time which is incredible.
Other Noteworthy Features
The Project Scorpio system will be able to play the same library of games as the whole Xbox One family. It’ll bring enhancement to the Xbox 360 games providing a better gaming experience for users. The Project Scorpio system will also support a mixed reality headset from 2018. This means gamers won’t be limited to a particular headset. It’ll support VR headsets from Oculus Rift, HTC Vive etc.
In conclusion, the Microsoft Project Scorpio (now Xbox One X) comes with great features that would definitely impress gamers and game developers. Announced to be out in November and to be sold for $499 the Xbox one X is just unimaginable. Microsoft has also confirmed a list of games which is compatible with the new console such as Forza, call of duty, battlefront 2 etc.