Microsoft unveils Xbox One X

Microsoft's announcement of Original Xbox games coming to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program was huge, but unfortunately, we may need to temper our expectations on what is possible going forward.

Xbox division head Phil Spencer also confirms that the Xbox One X was built to push more developers to target 4K, and thus build up the 4K UHD adoption rate.

The PlayStation 4 grew a wide sales lead over Xbox One, and Microsoft has refocused its efforts on the game side of its console since.

Microsoft is touting a launch lineup with breadth - it showed off 42 games at the Xbox One X's launch news conference, 22 of which are exclusive to Microsoft at launch.

Most of the fans agreed that they would prefer having QHD resolution with 60FPS rather than 4K because Destiny 2 is a fast-paced FPS game. Until Bungie offers an explanation for this, they will continue to get criticized by the fans. Microsoft's demo on the retail model of the Xbox One showed off some of the deeper capabilities of the machine as well.

He hearkened back to the ambition of the team of young executives who pushed Microsoft to enter the video-game hardware market 15 years ago with the Xbox, and spared no superlatives in describing the newest entry. Microsoft also stopped disclosing console sales totals, focusing instead on metrics like subscribers to the Xbox Live multiplayer and social networking service.

Spencer said in a Giant Bomb interview: "I don't know why that has to become the dialogue".

Spencer said the firm is planning on running the two systems, the One and the One X, in parallel from November when the X launches. The game didn't exactly look like blockbuster sales material, but increased integration between console and mobile platforms is an interesting development from the company and worth keeping an eye on. The first reason is that there are rights issues that are said to be more complex than with Xbox 360 games. People who have a 4K TV want to take advantage of it with games that provide that quality.

"We get some interest from PC people who have been playing 4K games on their PCs now for a while, and say, 'OK here's a console that can play a true 4K game with a controller sitting on my couch.' And I think a lot of the other people have a current-generation console and are looking for a premium experience and something that really looks different."

Aesthetically, the Xbox One X isn't much to look at - it's essentially a smooth black box.

Chesnais further said that the new console by Atari will be based on PC technology. So not a blockbuster seller by any means. The console is being officially released on November 7th.

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