Microsoft unveils Xbox One X and upcoming games for it but without VR support

June 15, 2017, 7:14 p.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Xbox One X

Microsoft has added a new member to its family Xbox one X. This can easily be the most powerful console to be built. Previously it was known as Project Scorpio and was teased at last year’s E3. Xbox One X is significantly more powerful that the Playstation 4 Pro.

According to Microsoft, you can easily run some of the 4K games at 60fps. Xbox one X will go on sale from 7th November and will cost you $499. The console is all black and boxy, quite similar to the Xbox one but its top portion hangs over the slightly slimmer base. Microsoft also claims that this is the smallest console ever.

But much against the expectation Microsoft ignores the virtual reality support in the Xbox One X. This ignorance from Microsoft indicates that it is focusing on the mix reality headset for PC which is supposed to be launched later this year. There are rumors that Microsoft is developing the wireless VR for the console.

Xbox One X features a custom 8 core AMD CPU which is clocked at 2.3 GHz, a 6 teraflop GPU clocked at 1.17 GHz. It also has a 12 GB of GDDR5 video RAM. It is capable of handling 4K and HDR games with the Dolby Atmos support. The device will also feature a 4K Blu-ray drive which was missing from Playstation 4. You will not have to rebuild all the libraries from your Xbox One version to shit to the new version. Xbox X will be compatible with everything from Xbox One.

Microsoft has also developed a liquid-cooled vapor chamber that will keep Xbox One X’s hardware from getting overheated. This can be the one device that Microsoft was in need to bring the VR to your living room.

Now here comes the best thing. The new console will be a total waste without games. So, Microsoft made many announcements about the upcoming games for Xbox One X. Microsoft revealed that Forza Motorsport 7 will be launched alongside Xbox One X and will be running at 4K with 60fps.

Some of the games that are coming for Xbox One X series-

  1. Metro: Exodus

  2. Assassin Creed: Origins ( the game is set up in Egypt and the story explorers about how the order of assassins was formed. You can control an eagle that flies over the city to track specific people).

  3. PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds (exclusive for Xbox One X later this year)

  4. State of Decay 2

  5. Deep Rock Galactic

  6. Dragonball Fighter Z

Microsoft has shown its intention in the console department by releasing one of the powerful and smartest console so far. Now it’s time for Sony to come up something to beat this beast from Microsoft.

But, the VR ignorance from Microsoft can cost the company a fortune. It’s competitors like Sony have already started shifting toward VR PlaySation. Microsoft will surely add the virtual reality support but nothing has been revealed at the launch event. It’s still unclear that for how long Xbox fans have to wait for VR support.

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