Microsoft’s new Xbox One X video game console will offer better looking Xbox One games in a body that’s smaller than any previous Xbox One console.

The company revealed the Xbox One X today at its Xbox E3 Media Briefing. It’s not the first time it’s discussed the console though. We first got a look at it during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Back then, Xbox One X was Project Scorpio.

Today, Microsoft finally revealed the console’s price and design. It’s black, with all the same ports that are on the Xbox One S. It will cost $499 beginning November 7th.

To get the best visuals, gamers will need Xbox One X Enhanced games. Forza Motorsport 7 and Crackdown 3 will offer that when they arrive later this year. Madden 18, Sea of Thieves and Middle-Earth Shadow of War are official Xbox One X Enhanced titles set for release soon. Assassin’s Creed Origins has 4K support but isn’t an Xbox One X Enhanced game, officially. Xbox gamers don’t need to buy new games to benefit from its enhanced processing power, memory and graphics. Existing Xbox One games run smoother and load faster, Microsoft says. Remember, all Xbox One games work with all Xbox One consoles.

All told, there were not a lot of surprises concerning the Xbox One X. I’ll be trading in my Xbox One S towards an Xbox One X because I have an Xbox One S connected to my 4K television already. Plus, I write about Xbox for a living. The enhanced visuals do look stunning, I’ll give Microsoft that.


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