LOS ANGELES —The next version of Microsoft’s long running Xbox line of video game consoles is named Xbox One X. Microsoft detailed the new console during a press briefing in Los Angeles. It launches on November 7, and looks strikingly similar to the Xbox One S (Microsoft’s previous console).
What’s different about the Xbox One X is how powerful it is.
It’s capable of powering 4K gaming — the next step up in graphical fidelity after HD — as well as 4K Blu-ray discs. It’s got “six teraflops” of processing power, which means it’s far more powerful than the current models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — even the new, more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro.
The console is being touted as the most powerful game console ever made, and Microsoft says it’s also the smallest Xbox ever made.
Aside from being powerful and small, the Xbox One X is an Xbox One — it can play all your existing Xbox One and Xbox 360 backwards compatible games. It also works with all your existing Xbox One accessories, from gamepads to racing wheels.
Xbox One X was previously announced as “Project Scorpio,” and Microsoft only showed off its chip at the time (seen above). The console is expected to launch this holiday.