• FIRST THOUGHTS FROM E3 – XBOX ONE X

    Well, there you have it folks, hot of the press from Microsoft’s opening to their E3 conference in LA – the speculation around what Project Scorpio is has been answered – and it’s insane!

    Introducing the Xbox One X

    Microsoft have never been a company to do things by halves, and the Xbox One X matches the company’s focus on top quality gaming for its community. The Xbox One X will follow in a long line of outstanding consoles, and it promises to deliver a gaming experience like no other.

    For those of us connected to our current Xbox One consoles, you’ll be happy to know that all your controllers and accessories will be compatible with the new Xbox One X. The future of gaming is upon us, and come November 7th you’ll be able to get your hands on it.

    If that wasn’t enough, you’ll be happy to know that the console will be coming with 22 console launch exclusives, so there’ll be plenty of titles to get your teeth stuck in to. You’ll also be able to play a whole host of classics, with Microsoft also announcing that backwards compatibility will be expanding to the original Xbox console games. Can I get a hell yeah?!

    Here’s looking at you

    After three years of engineering, Microsoft have created a monster! Supporting ULTRA 4K HD capabilities, your gaming is about to receive one hell of an upgrade - this console is an absolute beast! But that’s not all, the Xbox One X will also be able to play games in HDR, as well as providing a higher frame rate than the Xbox One or the Xbox One S.

    What that means is those beautiful games on your current console, are going to look even more stunning on the Xbox One X. The enhanced graphical capabilities were showcased throughout Microsoft’s E3 conference and they look absolutely unreal. Whether it’s taking to the track in Forza Motorsport 7, or exploring the dangers of a futuristic jungle in Anthem, the Xbox One X promises to take our gaming experience to a whole new level. Bring. It. On.

    Under the hood of the Xbox One X

    Let’s break it down and have a look at exactly what is powering this new console.

    At the heart of it, the Xbox One X is powered by some hugely impressive gear. Boasting a brand new GPU, the Xbox One X is a serious looking console; the GPU has 40 compute units which, when compared to the Xbox One’s 12, should give you an indicator of exactly how powerful this console is going to be.

    Alongside this, the graphics card, the CPU card and processor have all been given a hefty upgrade. This is made all the more astounding when you realise that Microsoft have managed to fit this into the smallest Xbox One unit ever created. After all, good things come in small packages, eh?

    Not just a facelift

    The Xbox One X is a look into the future and all of us here at GAME HQ cannot wait to get our hands on it. And remember, This is only the start, we can't wait to see what developers and publishers across the world bring to the console.

    The Xbox One X will be available from the 7th November 2017. You can find out more about the Xbox One X here >

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