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E3 2017: Xbox One X Announced, Will Cost $499

We now know a lot more about Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s high-end console that serves as a direct competitor to the PS4 Pro. Called the Xbox One X, the console will launch on November 7th for a retail price of $499 USD. Of course, the news came from Microsoft’s E3 conference where Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, revealed the price point and release date alongside the powerful specs of the hardware. The reveal video is above if you want to watch a woman get sucked into an Xbox One X.

The price was heavily rumored as $499 before the conference due to just how powerful the console is supposed to be. The console will allow for 4K gaming and video playback, and let gamers record clips in 4K at 60FPS. The system is “40% more powerful than any other console” according to Microsoft, and with 6 teraflops of processing power and 12GB GDDR5 graphic memory, its hard to argue otherwise.

The conference showcased a lot of games that would support the upgrade, including Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 for first-party titles, with third-party games like Final Fantasy XV and Resident Evil 7 also getting updates for 4K support. There will be over 30 third-party games getting the updates for the Xbox One X.

It’s clear the new Xbox will definitely pack a punch, but we’ll have to wait and see how games that don’t get the updates run on the new system. The PS4 Pro ran into issues when running games not optimized for the new hardware, causing a bit of a stir when games run better on the older hardware.

On top of this, yesterday it was announced that the Xbox One S would be getting a price cut of $50, so if you don’t want to get the new hardware, you can always just spend $199 USD on the Xbox One S. The price cut took effect today.

For more news on Microsoft’s E3 conference, stay tuned to BagoGames!

Source: Microsoft E3 Conference

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