Microsoft Corp. has unveiled the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X (formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”), and its largest and most diverse games lineup in E3 history. Broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD on Mixer, Xbox showcased a record 42 games in its briefing, including 22 with console exclusivity from creators large and small. Coming to all Xbox One markets starting November 7, 2017, Xbox One X will retail for $499, 499 pounds, 499 euros, CA$599 and AU$649.1.
Xbox One X was designed to be the best console to create and play games on, putting the greatest graphic fidelity in the hands of the world’s bets game creators to create true 4K games. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer underscored that every game will play great across the Xbox One family, and Xbox One X also makes your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame rates, and faster load times.
Spencer announced that Xbox will expand Xbox One backward-compatibility library of nearly 400 popular Xbox 360 games to include original Xbox classics, starting with fan favorite Crimson Skies. Xbox also revealed that Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft, Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Rocket League, and dozens of other popular Xbox One games will receive free updates to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X. A host of these titles will be enhanced to run in true 4K, and many will be available at Xbox One X launch.
With 40 percent more power than any other console, Xbox One X lets you experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display, such as Samsung’s flagship QLED TV. Xbox One X makes your existing library even better with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV.
Xbox One X also offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support. Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, and all Xbox One games and accessories are compatible.
Xbox One X Games Showcased at E3:
- Anthem (Electronic Arts)
- The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Ashen (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft – World Premier)
- Black Desert (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Code Vein (Bandi Namco Entertainment America Inc. – World Premier)
- Crackdown 3 (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive)
- Cuphead (Xbox One and Windows Exclusive)
- The Darwin Project (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Deep Rock Galactic (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Dragon Ball Fighterz (Bandai Namco Entertainment American Inc. – World Premier)
- Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive – World Premier)
- The Last Night (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Square-Enix – World Premier)
- Metro Exodus (Deep Silver – World Premier)
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
- Minecraft (Unification, Better Together Update, Super Duper Graphics Pack)
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps – (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive – World Premier)
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – (Console Launch Exclusive)
- Sea of Thieves (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive)
- State of Decay 2 (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive)
- Super Lucky’s Tale (Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive – World Premier)
- Tacoma (Console Launch Exclusive)