Xbox at E3 – Xbox One X and Release Date

The first announcement from the Xbox conference at E3 is the official name for Project Scorpio. This most powerful console ever shall be hereby known as Xbox One X. Ta-dah! Not that special I guess, but it’s a name. It does sound better than Scorpio but it’s a bit long for my liking. Anyway, let’s get back to the news.

The Xbox One X will have an 8 core CPU, a 6 teraflop (hahaha, teraflop) GPU plus 12GB of GDDR5 Ram. It’s going to render 4K resolution (so we’re going to be skint as we’ll be needed a 4k monitor). It’s not all doom and gloom if we can’t afford one though as it will also perform supersampling on 1080p. Not that G will be happy with that! What I am super excited about is the small compact size of the console – this is welcomed news. I HATE the size of the Xbox One, it’s bloody massive and a total inconvenience. In the picture shown at E3 it looked like it was slightly bigger than the controller. That’s awesome!

Get saving as there’s not long to wait. Xbox One X is due for release on November 7, 2017! HOLY COW! I mean, that’s not long at all. As yet, we’re waiting to hear about the price but the PS4 Pro sells around £350. I do think it will cost more than that.

Now I’m not going to lie, I actually hate that there is already a new console coming out. I know it’s going to be better, but as someone who doesn’t have a large amount of money coming in, the cost of all these consoles is a bit of a killer. I can only imagine how parents feel. Before you start thinking that we can just wait or not have one, I do hear you. But, gaming is a form of income for us, so there’s that to consider. It’s not just a hobby.

I’m watching the conference as I type. Assassin’s Creed Origins has me excited 😀



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