Unveiled on Sunday at the E3 in Los Angeles, Xbox One X, the most powerful and smallest console is designed for immersive true 4K gaming, ultimate compatibility and unrivaled craftsmanship.
Xbox One X’s true 4 K gaming combines 2160p frame buffers, High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut in a pristine visual package and offers an audio experience that puts you in the center of spatial sound.
It includes a 4K UHD Blu-ray player, built-in power supply, three USB 3.0 ports and an IR blaster, and it can be placed horizontally or vertically with an optional stand.
“Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player,” Phil Spencer said. Adding, “Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we’ve also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination,” he said.
And of course, Xbox One X is fully compatible across the Xbox One family of devices. Xbox will expand the backward compatibility library of nearly 400 popular Xbox 360 games starting with fan favorite “Crimson Skies” and will provide free updates for dozens of popular Xbox One games including “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon” and “Minecraft.”
Available starting November 7, 2017, every sleek $499 unit will come with a 1TB hard drive, a matching Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable, power supply, a one-month free Xbox Game Pass subscription and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold membership.
Xbox Design Lab, the first online customization program unveiled last year, now serving more than a billion design combinations to choose from, and is also expands to more countries. The Xbox Design Lab added:
- 4 new color options including Ink Blue, Mineral Blue, Sierra Brown and Desert Tan
- 11 new thumbstick colors including Glacier Blue, Zest Orange, Retro Pink, Electric Green, Robot White, Lightning Yellow, Ash Gray, Ink Blue, Mineral Blue, Sierra Brown and Desert Tan
- New metallic finishes for D-pads and triggers to add a premium look to your controller
- Black rubberized grips for added comfort and control
Additionally, starting this Fall, Microsoft has announced a new packaging that specifically calls out what your soon-to-be favorite games support and how they support it. “Displayed clearly in the upper right corner will be icons that call out what a game supports on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and Windows 10,” said Microsoft.
There will be a new “Xbox One X Enhanced” icon on the front of our game packaging, and in the Xbox Store, to let gamers know when a developer has done special work to take advantage of Xbox One X’s 6 teraflops of performance, and to distinguish it from existing Xbox One titles.