The Scorpio is officially unveiled.
Microsoft’s latest project involving the “world’s most powerful console” has been finally let out of the bag and Microsoft calls it the Xbox One X.
Easily becoming the spotlight of their E3 Press Conference earlier today, the Xbox One X is the official name of what was once referred to as the “Project Scorpio” and will be packing 6 TFLOPS of processing power and as well as 326GB/s of Memory Bandwidth with 12GB of DDR5 Memory to deliver true 4K gaming.
Hoping to ensure that future owners will have actual games to play on their new console, Microsoft also unveils the initial lineup of games for the Xbox One X, aside from the Xbox One titles which can be played on the console through backwards compatibility (and yes, all existing Xbox One titles can be played on the Xbox One X), and as well as 4K exclusive titles such as Forza 7, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, and Sea of Thieves.
But when will you get a hold of the Xbox One X? Well in a few months as Microsoft plans to release the console this coming November 7, 2017, with pre-orders already ongoing via various online and retail outlets, with the official SRP sitting at USD 499.
With the Xbox One X finally out, many are now wondering as to how Sony, Microsoft’s biggest rival in the console race with their PlayStation platform, will respond given that they have already released the “upgrade” to their current PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 4 pro. However, given that the PlayStation, despite being heavily contested by the Xbox in the West, still has a very strong foothold in major Eastern markets such as Japan, there might not be a need for Sony to develop a new PlayStation console, at least for the next year or so, although it is interesting to know as to how they plan to respond to Microsoft’s new threat.