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What is the Xbox One X?

August 03, 2017

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By: Max Cannon

While 2016's new Xbox One S released there were a few new features, 4K video, upscaling to 4K with games, and a slight overall power boost. But alongside that Xbox One X a new console was teased, the next, much more powerful Xbox was revealed with the code name Project Scorpio. After a year of waiting, head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed the upcoming Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever made.

The Latest and Strongest Xbox One

The Xbox One X will release on November 7th, 2017 for the pretty steep price of $500. That high cost isn't for nothing though, the Xbox One X consistently touts that it is the most powerful console ever made with 40% more power than the PlayStation 4 Pro. This means that while the last console would simply upscale games to 4K -- meaning they would just take lower resolution footage and digitally bump up the resolution -- this new console will natively achieve 4K visuals so it'll look significantly better than other platforms, depending on the game of course.

Not only will resolution get a jump, the games will more consistently hit 60 frames per second (games regularly run at 30 frames on consoles.) This higher frame rate will lead to smoother gameplay and cleaner movement and while certain games on regular Xbox One will hit that 60 frames most titles will only be able to reach that mark on the Xbox One X. 

Xbox One X – E3 2017 – World Premiere 4K Trailer

 

Games can also be improved to add more general graphical quality, thicker foliage, more realistic and detailed features, etc. Part of that better look will be seen through the console's High Dynamic Range feature or HDR. That fancy term basically means that lighting will look more natural and spots that were too dark or light before will look better than before. HDR is also present on the Xbox One S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro though it seems like it may be more efficient on the newest Xbox.

Games Getting the Xbox One X Boost

Recently articles have begun to pop up concerning the Xbox One X's titles that would be getting special support on the stronger system. Some of these games won't be out until after the Xbox One X launches but they'll all be bigger and better on the system.

  • Agents of Mayhem
  • Anthem
  • Ashen
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Black Desert
  • Chess Ultra
  • Code Vein
  • Crackdown 3
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Destiny 2
  • Dragon Ball Fighter Z
  • Evil Within 2
  • F1 2017
  • Far Cry 5
  • Farming Simulator 18
  • FIFA 18
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Metro Exodus
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War

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  • NBA 2K18
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Path of Exile
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Project Cars 2
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • State of Decay 2
  • Super Lucky’s Tale
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Last Night
  • Wolfenstein: The New Colossus
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Astroneer
  • Battlefield1
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Dishonored 2
  • DOOM
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Everspace
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • For Honor
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • Halo 5
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hitman
  • Homefront: The Revolution<
  • Injustice 2
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Minecraft

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  • Outlast 2
  • Paladins: Champions of the Realm
  • Portal Knights
  • Pure Chess
  • Resident Evil 7
  • RiME
  • Rocket League
  • Skyrim SE
  • Slime Rancher
  • SUPERHOT
  • Tekken 7
  • The Surge
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • We Happy Few
  • The Witcher 3
  • World of Tanks
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Are you going to be getting your hands on this new console? Or will you be waiting it out for something else? Comment below!

 

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