Microsoft had been working for over two years on Project Scorpion which promised to take console gaming to the next level which turned out to be 4K resolution gaming.
Yesterday, #Microsoft held their #E3 2017 press conference and fully revealed their new console.
Some gamers simply prefer console to PC, and perhaps those gamers will be willing to spend $250 more on the Xbox One X. But if you're going to pay a premium, why not go all the way?
Microsoft claim it produces 6 Teraflops of graphics power due to a custom GPU running at 1172MHz.
Alongside the announcement Microsoft have added backwards compatibility with Xbox 1. Boiled down even further, if developers take the time to fully optimize their games for Xbox One X (a big if, given the time and resources required), they should look better on Microsoft's console than any other console now available.
In the coming months-leading up to November 7-Microsoft needs to keep on reinforcing how all third-party games run better on Xbox One X. This is what the console was made for and this is why it'll sell. This is exactly the problem Microsoft experienced with the Xbox One. Externally, the console has a similar design to the Xbox One S, refreshed with a black finish and a smaller footprint.
One of the things current-gen console owners will be most anxious about is what the two high-end consoles mean for their existing machines. The same outlets didn't discuss gameplay mechanics or how innovative it was-they made it a focus to highlight how it ran at only 900p on Xbox One.
Independent publishers tend to make blockbuster titles available for play on Xbox, PlayStation and personal computer hardware in an effort to sell creations to as broad an audience as possible. But there the Xbox is its own worst competition, with the One S selling for half the price. Xbox One X will only cost $499. That's a big hint that we're unlikely to see Microsoft hone in on VR support as an Xbox One X feature for the November launch, nor at least until 2018.
The PS4 Pro also has the upper hand when it comes to price.
To be honest, at this stage it is impossible to judge which of the two consoles will be "the most powerful ever" thanks to only one of them being available to us to test properly. It has more exclusives and more brand-new titles (not sequels) as well as a track record of those games reviewing incredibly well.
Unlike the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X will upscale older games to 4K UHD, and produce higher quality images even on 1080p and even lower-resolution displays. The battle lines have been drawn and it's time to game!
"As far as I'm aware, there is nothing that offers the combination of power and performance at the price that we're doing right now [with Xbox One X]", he said.