Xbox One X release date, news, and features


Updated: Microsoft is going big at Gamescom 2017, and that includes revealing Xbox One X pre-order info during its press event on August 20. One reliable insider says pre-orders for the console will go live once Microsoft’s presentation is over. You don’t want to miss this, so check out our guide on how to watch Gamescom if you want to keep up with all the announcements as they happen. 

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Project Scorpio finally has its real name: Xbox One X. This is the evolution of Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. 

We’ve had a little time with the new console so you can check out our hands on: Xbox One X review.

The console was officially named during Microsoft’s E3 2017 keynote on stage by Xbox Chief Phil Spencer. Spencer hyped the Xbox One X’s ability to play games in native 4K, often at 60 frames per second. 

While the Xbox One X will be the most powerful console ever created with 12GB of DDR5 memory, it doesn’t mean old Xbox Ones will be left in the dust –Spencer was clear that there will be game compatibility across all Xbox devices.

So what does the Xbox One X do differently? The big selling point is 4K – a resolution four times higher than traditional 1080p HD. But that’s not the only trick up Xbox One X’s sleeve. It can also play games in HDR and at higher frame rates than both the original Xbox One and Xbox One S.

Thankfully, however, you won’t need all-new controllers or headsets – all the accessories that work on Xbox One and Xbox One S work on Xbox One X. 

So how much is it going to set you back? $499 (£449, €499, CA$599 or AU$649).

Here’s what you can expect when Xbox One X launches on November 7, 2017.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? A new 4K-equipped Xbox One
  • When is it out? November 7, 2017
  • What will it cost? $499 (£449, €499, CA$599 or AU$649)