E3 2017: Microsoft Reveals Xbox One X

To quote Microsoft, "There is no power greater than X".

By Wong Si Jia

Microsoft kicked off their E3 conference with a bang – by finally unveiling Project Scorpio, now officially titled Xbox One X (abbreviated to spell out XBox).

Touted as “the most powerful console ever”, the Xbox One X features 6 teraflops of graphical power – more than competitor PS4 Pro’s 4.2 teraflops – and an Ultra HD 4K resolution, with 1TB of storage to boot.

Other noteworthy specs include:

  • 12GBs of GDDR5 memory
  • 326GB/s of memory bandwidth
  • 8 million plus pixels
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray playback
  • Premium Dolby Atmos Sound

For the uninitiated, this means that the Xbox One X allows for more memory space, faster processing speed, smoother graphics, and powerful audio.

Gaming enthusiasts will also be pleased to find out that all existing Xbox games (including Xbox One backward-compatible titles) will boast better aesthetics, smoother processing and quicker loading times without further updates or work from the developers.

The new Xbox One X sports a similar black design to the existing Xbox One S model and features a HDMI-in port as well. Additionally, it features liquid-cooled vapour-chamber cooling technology as well.

To round off Scorpio’s reveal, Microsoft released a slew of impressive game titles alongside the console, with notable ones like Anthem, Shadow of War, and Assassin’s Creed: Origins. 

The Xbox One X is slated to be released worldwide on 7 November 2017.