Microsoft Defends Xbox One X's $499 Pricepoint

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Developers aren't going to suddenly make games only in 4K and demand their engines run specifically on the higher quality console.

Xbox One X is the elite professional console of the two.

According to Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox Operations, the Xbox one X is definitely a great idea because there are customers that are looking for more powerful consoles. He added that "almost 20" games presented at the Xbox E3 2017 stage will be ported to PC soon.

The backwards compatibility program has been a huge success on Xbox One, allowing gamers to play hundreds of Xbox 360 games on the new console without having to dig out the old one.

So when the Xbox One X was announced, most figured they'd learned their lesson.

To be released on 7 November, the Xbox One X will cost £449 (€509) in the UK.

Plus, Microsoft confirmed how select titles will be updated to take advantage of the X's extra horsepower.

Anyone who chooses to download their PS4 or Xbox One games will be used to seeing download sizes ranging from 35-50GB.

Still, the website says that players will be able to see "increased draw distances" and "destructible environments" in games thanks to the new console.

The new console is capable of powering 4K gaming, which is better than HD.

Users with standard 1080p screens can still enjoy some of the benefits of the Xbox One X, says T3, such as the new "supersampling" feature that increases the visual performance of games for lower-resolutions displays. It's packed with impressive technical specs: triple the memory of the Xbox One S console Microsoft released previous year, graphics that top the PlayStation Pro, a terabyte of storage.

Today the library of games consoles includes about 400 products.

Seemingly, most gamers aren't demanding a more powerful console, but they are craving content on the consoles they already own. Xbox head Phil Spencer believes that the PS4 Pro (or PS4) can not compete with the Xbox One X. The executive told Eurogamer: "I look at Pro as more of a competitor to S than I do to Xbox One X. This is a true 4K console". He revealed that the company has signed deals for Xbox One exclusives and there is no point of showing them now as they will come out after 2-3 years.

This is everything we so far know about the PS5. They aren't as constrained on release dates, with the PS4 Pro and One X both coming at a time which suits them. Spencer expects similar adoption for the Xbox One X.



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