The Xbox One X: Initial Impressions
It’s hard to believe that Microsoft was able to make the latest generation Xbox so compact, & yet still so much more powerful.
We gone over all the details and facts & here’s our thoughts. The no-nonsense black box of gaming power is about as simple as it comes where the hardware is concerned, but based on the gameplay we saw at the Microsoft Conference & E3 yesterday, the Xbox One X is currently the most powerful console in the world, in terms of specs.
& as such, it costs £450, which is a difficult price point to swallow especially considering its £100 more expensive than the PS4 Pro was at launch. Add to that, the fact that you’ll likely want a 4k TV for this bad boy. Of course, Microsoft promised that the enhanced processing power of the console will lead to smoother FPS & better overall rendering on older games using there Sampling technology, but it’s hard to fully enjoy having a hardcore gaming console with the knowledge that you’re not getting the most out of it.
The Xbox One X is definitely a game system that puts out great visuals, there’s no question; provided you have that additional hardware described above. On the stations that Microsoft had set up at E3, we saw some time on a range of titles, including indie stunners like Ashen, Microsoft Studios headlines Forza Motorsport 7, Assassin’s Creed Origins & Crackdown 3. That’s right its back!
Each looked, sounded & played great, but the truth is that most people won’t see these benefits, unless their hardware is already 4K ready. They also won’t likely notice that much of a difference between the upgraded visuals on PlayStation 4 Pro vs. the Xbox One X, despite the fact that the One X outputs “true 4K,” as Microsoft was quick to point out. We’ve seen & used both now, & you’d be hard-pressed to tell one from the other based on graphics alone. That means it’s a software library battle again, & Sony likely still has the edge there. Depends on your tastes of course.
We’ve already penned quite a few words on the Xbox One X (& it’s been less than 48 hours since it’s announcements), so instead of droning on & on, I kindly point you to our full article containing all the details you need to know.
The short is – Its a beast! What a device.