Microsoft has finally unveiled the Xbox One X — a supercharged version of the Xbox One console, focusing on playing games at higher resolutions and having better performance while playing existing and future Xbox One titles.
Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X is a significantly more powerful console that will take on Sony’s Playstation 4 Pro, with a more than fourfold increase over the Xbox One’s graphics capability, a 31 percent increase in CPU speed, and a 50 percent increase in onboard RAM (6 teraflops of computing power and 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM).
The new console is meant to deliver native 4K graphics at 60 frames per second, being aimed at those gamers with 4K TVs looking to take full advantage of their tech’s capabilities. However, Microsoft did also promise that the console will benefit gamers without 4K TVs too.
It was revealed that the Xbox One X will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. No local price has been confirmed as of yet, but the official Xbox One landing page lists the console at R7,499.
The Xbox One X is the next step in the evolution of Xbox following the release of the Xbox One S, a white redesign of the original black console that reduced its size by 40 percent. Unlike the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X will come in black — although it looks very similar to the white console in design, as you can see above.