Xbox One X to launch on November 7 for USD 499 or around PhP 24,700
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 event, Microsoft announced the Xbox One X, the next-generation gaming console which can run games in 4K resolution (3840 x 2160p) and is equipped with hardware than can beat the PlayStation 4 Pro on paper.
With a capability of offering true 4K gaming when paired to a device with 4K display, Microsoft claims the Xbox One to have “40% more power than any other console,” and those who use a Full HD television are promised to have “better textures, smoother frame rates, and faster load times.” The console also has Dolby Atmos support for enriched audio.
Unlike its predecessor Xbox One S, the new Xbox One X is backward-compatible with some Xbox 360 game titles. Accessories and games from existing Xbox One family are also compatible with the Xbox One X.
Microsoft also shared that nearly 400 popular titles will be made available on the Xbox One X, starting with Crimson Skies. Existing titles like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy XV, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Rocket League, and others, will receive a free in-game update to take advantage of Xbox One X’s processing prowess.
Microsoft also showcased 42 games that will be available to the Xbox One X, in which 22 of them are exclusive to the console. Here are some of them:
From the makers of Mass Effect (BioWare) comes a new first-person shooter title that resembles Destiny, but this one has jetpacks. The game will feature co-operative play in a shared world, and each player will be able to customize their outfit with unique equipment and abilities. Unfortunately, Anthem is planned for a 2018 launch, so there’s quite a wait before we get to see more.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
It’s your regular Assassin’s Creed, but it’s set in ancient Egypt this time around. The third-person RPG will play out the origin story of the eponymous Brotherhood, along with revamped mechanics (combat pet bird, anyone?). It will come to all gaming platforms on 27th October 2017.
Forza Motorsport 7
This Microsoft exclusive gets a special mention because it supports 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and HDR support. Forza Motorsport 7 now comes with more than 700 cars, up from their previous selection of 450. Look forward to the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS cover car as the title lands in October 2017 (Xbox and Microsoft Windows 10 only).
The new Xbox One X is scheduled to launch on November 7 with a price of USD 499 or around PhP 24,700.