Microsoft have announced the name of their Project Scorpio console to be Xbox One X.
The super powered console will be available to the public on November 7th for £449 in the UK and it isn’t a million miles away from the style of the Xbox One S. Announced at the Microsoft E3 conference, the console is able to hit a native 4K and 60fps frame rate but will also improve visual quality for people with 1080p TV’s.
The conference focused on the games coming to the console with only one mention of the six teraflops of power (for anyone with a bingo card for E3, that was an easy one) and Microsoft announced 22 exclusive games for the conosle.
First party stalwarts Turn 10 announced Forza Motorsport 7 (and there was a new Porche 911 on stage for you E3 bingo players), a further look at Sea of Thieves, a new Ori game with Ori and the Will of the Wisps, a chance to revist the world of Metro in Metro Exodus and we saw the much anticipated Assassin’s Creed Origins. Titles in the ID@Xbox programe were also shown with Cuphead finally given a release date of September 29th, a look at Life is Strange: Before the Storm, post-cyberpunk title The Last Night and the incredibly popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as console launch exclusive.
Another interesting announcement was the inclusion of more backward compatility for the console with original Xbox game support coming later in 2017, starting with Crimson Skies. The Xbox 360 did have some limited backward compatability for the original Xbox but rarely added any titles to it after the console launched. There will also be a reissue of the ‘Duke’ controller, for those of you who haven’t had the ‘pleasure’ of using the first ever Xbox controller.