Microsoft launches new 'Xbox One X' console


Microsft's E3 2017 press conference has come and gone within a blink of an eye.

The Xbox One X represents the most powerful console ever created, according to Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox.

The Xbox One X's price was announced earlier today, and at a whopping $499, it was deemed to be way too expensive by most people.

Microsoft showed off 42 games at the event, from the Egyptian-themed Assassin's Creed Origins to the Forza Motorsport 7 racing game, which features a partnership with Porsche. Furthermore, the Xbox One will also feature an Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive that supports 4K. All that power essentially means that the Xbox One X will be blisteringly quick.

Xbox One X has a custom AMD CPU with eight x86 cores, which are clocked at 2.3GHz.

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It will priced at $500, a full $100 over the PS4 Pro. That's right, you'll be able to to play supported games at a LAN party by wiring up an Xbox to an Xbox 360 to an Xbox One.

We already looked at the Xbox One X's hardware a few months ago, when Digital Foundry performed an extensive teardown of then-Project Scorpio's hardware. Microsoft says the digital titles, which are compatible will automatically reflect in the Ready to Install section of the newer console.

The new Xbox can play the same games as the Xbox One but with better graphics - something the rival PlayStation 4 can do. This applies to about 30 titles from third-party developers such as "Final Fantasy 15" or "Resident Evil 7".

While there are no "exclusive" Xbox One X games, since everything runs on the other Xbox One variants as well, Microsoft has a decent stack of big games releasing around the same time as the console this November. New games were announced, Project Scorpio received new details (including a release date and price), and new gameplay walkthroughs were showcased.