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E3: ‘X’ marks the spot for Microsoft
June 12, 2017
By John Powell - G4 Canada
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At E3, Microsoft has revealed the most powerful gaming console to date.
Formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”, the Xbox One X offers 4K gaming and 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support.
The Xbox One X itself houses six teraflop GPUs clocked at 1.172GHz. It has 326GB per second of memory bandwidth and 2GB of GDDRS memory.
It is also substantially smaller than its predecessor, the Xbox One.
All Xbox One games and accessories will be compatible with the Xbox One X system. Those who already own Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 will get a free 4K updates.
On an existing1080p TV, Microsoft insists that the Xbox One X will improve existing Xbox One gaming libraries by providing enhanced textures, framerates and faster load times.
Xbox One X will launch worldwide on November 7th for $499 U.S.
Another big announcement at E3 was that Microsoft is working on extending backwards compatibility to original Xbox games including such popular titles as Crimson Skies. The program is slated for launch later this year.
As far as actual games, Microsoft presented 42 titles with 22 of them exclusive to Xbox.
Making the most impact were Anthem (developed by Alberta’s own BioWare), Assassin’s Creed Origins, Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and State of Decay 2.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Forza Motorsport 7
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
State of Decay 2
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