Microsoft unveils Xbox One X, starting at $499 this November

  • Microsoft unveils Xbox One X, starting at $499 this November

Microsoft unveils Xbox One X, starting at $499 this November

Microsoft opened its press conference by announcing the final name of the Project Scorpio console, now known as the Xbox One X. It will launch worldwide on November 7 for $499.

Microsoft says that the Xbox One X is the smallest console it's ever released, an impressive accomplishment on the company's part because it's also set to be the most powerful video game system ever released. Xbox One X also offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support.

UPDATE: According to Albert Penello, Xbox's head of marketing, original Xbox game discs will work, as well as digital licenses from the Xbox 360 marketplace.

As previously announced by Microsoft under the codename "Project Scorpio", the Xbox One X is a premium device, which targets console gamers aiming for high performance.

The new Xbox One X is not meant to replace the current Xbox One. It has a whopping 12GB of GDDR5 memory and 6 Teraflops of GPU processing power.

The "Xbox family" now comprises the One X and the One S, with both being sold simultaneously at different price points. The announcement gives Xbox One a huge victory in the multiplatform space where it has fallen behind in recent years. Check out the game's latest 4K trailer below. On the front, the USB port that was bottom left in One S is shifted to the bottom right.

Every tagline for the Xbox One X: "FEEL TRUE POWER", "No power greater than X" and the shirts with "I witnessed the most powerful console ever".

It was nearly hard to keep track of everything going on and every new piece of information being announced, but the one thing Microsoft absolutely wanted people to learn did get through: the Xbox platform has games.

A total of 42 games were presented, including 22 games with console exclusivity of some kind.