Microsoft Announces Xbox One X, Coming November 7th

The wait is finally over, Microsoft has revealed the final name for the Xbox Scorpio and the company will be calling the next-gen console Xbox One X. The announcement was made during the company’s E3 event being held today in Los Angeles.

The company says the device will be released on November 7th worldwide. This should put to bed the fear that many expected the company to roll out the release like they traditionally do with hardware but that’s not the case here; Microsoft has not yet officially detailed all of the launch regions at this time.

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This Xbox One X is also the smallest Xbox the company has ever created as well. Considering that the heat output from the CPU will be much higher with 4k resolutions, the company is using thermal techniques typically used on servers for the CPU which includes liquid cooling.

As expected, the company says that all peripherals will be backward and forwards compatibility and of course, all games will work forward and backward as well.

If you are looking to buy an Xbox One, it will set you back $499. That’s a steep price for a console but it’s also the most powerful console available. The good news here is that if you are not going to buy the One X, you can pick up an Xbox One S for $249 and be able to play all the games shown off at the conference.


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  • mebby

    11 June, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    <p>Interesting. Thanks, Brad! Now go enjoy your Sunday with your family.</p><p><br></p><p>6 teraflops GPU1.172ghz</p><p>12gb GDDR5 memory</p><p>326GB memory bandwidth</p><p>8 million pixels HDR</p><p>Dolby Atmos</p><p>4k UHD&nbsp;BluRay player</p><p>Smallest Xbox console ever</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2017 - 6:41 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#124666"><em>In reply to mebby:</em></a></blockquote><p>Thanks :)</p>

  • MikeGalos

    11 June, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    <p>And backward compatibility not just to Xbox 360 but to the original Xbox including Crimson Skies.</p>

    • Spineless

      11 June, 2017 - 7:07 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#124676"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>Edit: Whoa! I thought that was just wishful thinking… </p><p><br></p><p>Support for the original Xbox would be cool including SWTOR and XIII ;)</p>

    • Darmok N Jalad

      11 June, 2017 - 7:15 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#124676"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>I wonder if they will bring that content to the store? It's hard to find a lot of the old titles out there anymore. </p>

      • chaad_losan

        11 June, 2017 - 7:47 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#124681"><em>In reply to Darmok N Jalad:</em></a></blockquote><p>well yes it will be in the store. all 360 games are in the store as well.</p>

    • BoItmanLives

      11 June, 2017 - 11:40 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#124676"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>Old games don't sell new consoles unfortunately, and old games aren't a replacement for a strong current gen library. MS showing up with a Forza rehash and handful of multiplats on a $100 overpriced console didn't create any new sales or converts.</p>

  • Nonmoi

    11 June, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    <p>$499… but again, most of the console exclusive will also be on PC (Windows Store?), so it will be hard to compare the success of platforms solely based on console hardware sales from this point on.</p>

  • Darmok N Jalad

    11 June, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    <p>Honestly, I wasn't that impressed with most of the game content they showed (though I did miss a little of the presentation). Graphically, things looked great to ok, depending on the title, but I was disappointed that most of the content was the standard wasteland-and-gore fare (zombies ripping people in half just isn't my thing). There were a few interesting-looking titles in there, but those didn't really look like they needed a 4K console due to the animated appearance. It's a shame Fable died, as they could probably make a fantastic-looking game there. </p><p>As of right now, the price is too high for me based on what I saw for content. Maybe that will change in 6-12 months (along with a price drop). </p>

  • chaad_losan

    11 June, 2017 - 7:48 pm

    <p>Over all very impressed. They didn't say how large the storage is, because 4k will be huge storage requirements.</p>

    • BoItmanLives

      11 June, 2017 - 11:42 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#124687"><em>In reply to chaad_losan:</em></a></blockquote><p>No 4K won't have "huge requirements" because games won't have Scorpio specific textures and assets. This is an Xbox One with slightly more acceptable framerates and no exclusives of it's own.</p>

      • MikeGalos

        12 June, 2017 - 2:57 am

        <blockquote><a href="#124750"><em>In reply to BoItmanLives:</em></a></blockquote><p>No, actually games will have Xbox One X specific textures and assets. You probably should have watched the actual presentation. They mentioned that.</p>

        • BoItmanLives

          12 June, 2017 - 11:02 am

          <blockquote><a href="#124766"><em>In reply to MikeGalos:</em></a></blockquote><p>A few first party titles at best. Developers by and large will code for largest audience, which is Xbox One.</p>

  • SvenJ

    11 June, 2017 - 8:59 pm

    <p>Well thank goodness they aren't wasting money on high priced marketing firms to come up with names. Hey, what should we call this release after the Creator's Update that comes out in the fall? How about Fall Creators Update? Done. Hey we had an Xbox One, which wasn't real the first one, but it sounded good. Then me made it smaller so…XBox One S? How about this new thing? Well, it's X'er. So….</p><p><br></p><p>Actually I think names are only brilliant in hindsight, when the product takes off. If it doesn't, clearly it was because of the bad name? iPod, brilliant, right? Zune, sucks, right?</p>

    • Angusmatheson

      12 June, 2017 - 10:21 am

      <blockquote><a href="#124703"><em>In reply to SvenJ:</em></a></blockquote><p>what is wonderful about iPod is that is referra back to the Apple product before the iMac. It also lead to naming lots of products after that – iPhone, iPad, homepod. I don't know how Zune speaks of the history of Windows, or how it lead to naming of windows phone. Maybe they could have figured something else had it have been a runaway success. Zune phone? Phune? Zone?</p>

      • SvenJ

        12 June, 2017 - 11:40 am

        <blockquote><a href="#124845"><em>In reply to Angusmatheson:</em></a> Just saying, iWhatever <em>became</em> iconic. It wasn't inherently a compelling name, or naming convention. It was brilliant in that it allowed the subsequent branding. MS didn't really have anything like that. The Zune couldn't really be Windows Media Player Portable, though I expect that was considered 😉 The Xbox could have been Windows Game Box, but I bet that wouldn't have resonated outside the enterprise. I do think names are important, but your marketing should make the name stand out, the name can't be relied on to do the marketing. (possible exception, Bare Naked Ladies. That on the marque sells tickets. )</blockquote><p><br></p>

  • TallGuySE

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2017 - 9:39 pm

    <p>Looks really impressive, and this is coming from a Playstation guy. My only gripe is that they STILL do not let you swap out the hard drive. I've done that on my PS3 and my PS4 and appreciate having that option. It takes about 10 minutes, and then you have a faster, larger hard drive. I know you can plug in an external dive, but I like having an all-in-one console. Hopefully they'll offer a 2TB launch edition like with the One S.</p>

  • DocPaul

    11 June, 2017 - 9:47 pm

    <p>They should have called it the Xbox One Xbox.</p>

  • daveevad

    11 June, 2017 - 10:07 pm

    <p>Please, please, please…don't sound like a turbo-prop in my living room! I trust that Paul will make the call as to whether or not it's too loud. If he thinks it tolerable, I'm sure I will be happy with it.</p>

  • Tony Barrett

    12 June, 2017 - 5:46 am

    <p>I've read a few forum threads now on different sites, and if you ignore the fanboy comments, there doesn't seem to be overwhelmingly positive feedback. Existing Xbox owners are pretty much saying they won't buy it, and will stick with their current consoles, it's too expensive (it is!) and doesn't offer that 'wow' factor. PS owners, unsurprisingly, as not very interested at all. Maybe MS expected a home run on this console – it will give them bragging rights. All Sony need to do know is sit tight, and see what the initial sales are like. I'm sure they're already planning their response…</p><p>What has been pretty much agreed on though – it's a dumb console name. Who the heck thought that one up!</p>

  • Maelstrom

    12 June, 2017 - 5:57 am

    <p>Just considering the price of an UHD Blu-ray reader, I'll get one for sure!</p>

  • chrisrut

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2017 - 9:09 am

    <p>Nibbled to death by ducks…</p>

  • Angusmatheson

    12 June, 2017 - 10:14 am

    <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Did they announce a VR story? PS 4 has something thar demos well and runs on the old PS 4. I don't know how well PS 4 VR is selling, but it seems a cool idea, and making it work on the old PS 4 is brilliant. Can this natively run oculus rift or Vive? That would be awesome and ceetainly speed avivabity of VR material. Although PS 4 VR would seem a better deal – $400 to add to a machine you already own to $500 for new Xbox x and $600 for oculus rift or vive and another $100 or so for controllers. In all that is over $1000! And what is there is no VR? Would it matter to Xbox sales overall? </span></p>


    12 June, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">"The wait is finally over" — The five first words are fundamentally wrong!</span></p>

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