Microsoft Announces New Console

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Microsoft officially announced its new console, the Xbox One X, at its E3 2017 conference.

The Xbox One X is the latest console in the Xbox One family alongside the original Xbox One and last year’s released, Xbox One S. Boasting 40 percent more power than any other console on the market, Microsoft aims to provide a true 4K gaming experience with its latest addition to their long-running Xbox family of consoles.

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Pictured here are the Xbox One X in black and the Xbox One S in white

The console houses the same components that were announced at last year’s E3.  These include:

  • An 8-core AMD CPU
  • 12GB of RAM
  • 6 Teraflop GPU

The Xbox One X is fully compatible with all previous Xbox One accessories and games. This means that any player looking to upgrade to the new console does not need to repurchase anything.

The new console also promises better textures, smoother framerates, and faster load times for all current and future Xbox One titles.

It was also announced that many popular Xbox One games are going to receive a free update to take full advantage of the power of the Xbox One X. Some of these titles include Gears of War 4, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy XV, and Rocket League, to name a few. Approximately fifty games were confirmed to receive a free patch to upscale current games to 4K, most of them from third-party publishers.

The Xbox One X also offers gamers 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support. This makes it a direct competitor with Sony‘s PS4 Pro, on top of a bigger, beefier successor to the Xbox One S.

Launching worldwide on November 7th, the Xbox One X is going to retail for $599 Canadian or $499 in America.