Project Scorpio arrives this Fall with true 4K capabilities, native 60fps presentation, liquid-cooling, and the official title of Xbox One X.
Microsoft’s enigmatic Xbox One successor was rightfully the focal point of today’s E3 2017 presentation, with a proper introduction to kick-off the event, and a slew of titles all either running on the new console’s hardware, or confirmed to have enhanced performance on the system. Originally under the codename Project Scorpio, the “most powerful console ever made” will release later this year under its official title, the Xbox One X.
Revealed by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer and Kareem Choudary, the Xbox One X will sport 12GB DDR5 RAM, a 6 Teraflop GPU, a liquid-cooled vapor chamber, and plenty of other drool-worthy technical features crammed into a chassis smaller than the current Xbox One S. While the streamlined Xbox One S supports 4K playback when available, the Xbox One X will feature native 4K output, Dolby Atmos and 4K UHD Blu-Ray playback; titles developed primarily for the new console will utilize anisotropic filtering, super-sampiling and HDR color output. For those who wish to experience their older Xbox One games in a higher resolution, the new console will upscale titles to 4K. It remains to be seen if the Xbox One X will have a brand new controller sporting subtle ergonomic changes, but the new console will be compatible with all previous Xbox One peripherals- disregarding the Kinect.
The Xbox One X is scheduled for a worldwide release on 11/7, with the official price listed at $499.99. Several titles have already been confirmed to utilize the power of the X, including Assassins Creed Origins, Metro Exodus, Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Forza Motorsport 7.