E3 2017 – Project Scorpio renamed Xbox One X at E3 2017

Tonight at the Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, a announced the rename of Project Scorpio: Xbox One X. Spencer also announced that The Xbox One X will be release worldwide on November 7, 2017; at a price of $499USD/$649AUD/£449.99 (Which we here at The Outerhaven predicted the US price earlier).

The idea behind the Xbox One X was three fold: Power, Comparability & Craftsmanship. With a 6 Terra-flop GPU running the graphics engine alongside 12 gigabytes of GDDR5 RAM and a 326 per second memory bandwidth running all those shiny shiny graphics, Xbox One X makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. Xbox One X also offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support.

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer underscored that every game will play great across the Xbox One family, and Xbox One X also makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times.

“Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player,” Spencer said. “Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we’ve also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination.”

Spencer announced that Xbox will expand the Xbox One backward-compatibility library of nearly 400 popular Xbox 360 games to include original Xbox classics, starting with fan favorite Crimson Skies. Xbox also revealed that Gears of War 4Forza Horizon 3MinecraftResident Evil 7Final Fantasy 15Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsRocket League and dozens of other popular Xbox One games will receive free updates to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X. A host of these titles will be enhanced to run in true 4K, and many will be available at Xbox One X launch. Not only that, but all games will be up-scaled to 4K on the right TV sets, and using Super-sampling it also improves the 1080p output on normal HDTVs.

How is all this achieved? Through some new ideas for gaming consoles, including a liquid-cooler vapor chamber inside the console; something that is usually reserved for high end servers. In regards to managing the power of the Xbox One X, the team at Xbox created a new power management system that they named the Hopeus Method. Now you’d think that with all this power that the Xbox One X is going to be the new monalyth… Nope! It was announced that the Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox console out there, even smaller than the Xbox One S.

To close out this announcement, the Xbox team went on to show 42 games with 22 exclusives being announced for Xbox One X. You can check out the full list of announced games here

For all your Xbox One X coverage, keep checking back with The Outerhaven as we will bring you all the information as it becomes available.


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