Microsoft has finally unveiled its latest console: The Xbox One X.
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Almost one full year after Microsoft announced its updated Xbox One console, we finally have an official name: the Xbox One X.
We’re still processing this information and mourning the loss of the buck we put on “Xbox 1.5”.
Microsoft confirmed the Xbox One X will launch November 7, putting paid to rumours it hid an October release date in a teaser video. We still believe in the sick burn though.
The console will retail for $499, as revealed earlier today. In other regions, it will cost £449/€499/$499/CAD 599/AUS 649. Analysts are cagey on whether the expensive, 4K-ready console will be enough to bring back Xbox One owners who have shoved the console in the cupboard, get Xbox 360 fans to make the generational leap, or lure anyone away from Sony’s domination of the generation.
But Xbox fans seem pretty excited by the new hardware, which certainly has the tech specs to be a visual showcase. If we can’t get full HD and perfect frame rates with what Xbox One X has under the hood, we may as well give up and buy a PC.
While we’re hoping Microsoft will pull some good Xbox exclusives out of its hat and fire up the fanbase again, in the meantime we’re just looking forward to trying Xbox One X, which will have “the very best console version” of big games, apparently.
To back this up, Microsoft managed to secure the reveal of BioWare’s new IP, Anthem, as well as Assassin’s Creed Origins. Not to be sneezed at. Tune into the Xbox E3 2017 conference through the link above for more.