Microsoft reveal Project Scorpio at E3 2017 with Xbox One X the world’s most powerful console, 4K gaming in a smaller console than the current Xbox One S
It’s that time again folks, E3 has arrived and the gaming community is buzzing with excitement! No, it’s not because of all the energy drinks we’ve been guzzling, instead it’s all the brand new games & hardware being announced.
Last night was Microsofts turn and they took full advantage of their slot. Not only did they keep repeating the word “exclusive”, showcase some pretty cool upcoming games (Anthem looked epic) but they also announced the console we have all been waiting for – Xbox One x.
I say we’ve all been waiting for it, but to be honest have we? Before I explain, let’s look at the console.
Xbox One X Specifications
Processing – Smoother gameplay: The 8-core Custom AMD CPU is clocked at 2.3GHz to bring enhanced AI, real world detail, and smoother interactions to your gaming.
Scorpio Engine – 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the world’s most powerful console gaming processor.
Maximum Cooling, Minimum Noise – All that power doesn’t mean more heat and noise. Xbox One X uses advanced liquid cooling and the supercharger-style centrifugal fan to ensure it stays cool.
Custom Tuned – To maximize performance and minimize power consumption, Xbox One X uses the hovis method, a cutting edge digital power delivery system that custom tunes each console’s voltage.
Memory & Storage – 8GB Flash memory, 1TB HDD Storage, 12 GB GDDR5 at 326 GB/s ram.
Video – 4K UHD Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive, HDMI 2.0b (out), 2160p @ 60Hz, AMD FreeSync HDR10 Support.
Xbox One X Price & Release Date
$499 Available November 07, 2017
Is The Xbox One X Worth It?
When I first saw the console I got pretty excited. Not only does it look amazing with a smaller build size than the current xbox consoles, but it’s also packing a ton of speed!
When you think about it though $499 for a console is a lot of money, especially when it’s JUST a console. It’s not got extras like the Elite Xbox Controller or Kinect camera.
If you’re like me and you have a ton of Xbox games, then you will probably be looking to upgrade. Is the $499 justified for Xbox One S owners? That’s going to be up to you! It all depends on whether you have a 4K tv, play your xbox a lot & want to benefit from 4k optimised games.
I have to admit the added UHD 4k bluray player is going to be a huge bonus for me, I can finally start watching 4k movies on my TV.
For people who are Playstation fans, I can’t see you moving to Xbox for this. Yes it’s a powerful console, but microsoft in my opinion is lacking really epic xbox exclusives. Plus most of their exclusives are now released on Windows 10 anyway, so why buy an Xbox one x, when you could just invest in a PC.
Will I end up getting the console? Probably yes. I might however wait for the buzz to die down & wait for a price drop though. $499 £450 is a lot of money.