Microsoft has finally announced the Xbox Scorpio as the Xbox One X, and it’s nearly everything Xbox fans have wanted from Microsoft. While there are some concerns about the price, with $499 being a steep starting point for a product that some may feel is not S essential than similarly priced smartphones and tablets. By way of counterargument, the Xbox One X’s powerful specs which Microsoft claim represent a near generational leap over the original more than justify the pricing of this product if one must look at it dispassionately
Aside from its specs, the Xbox One X must also show fulfil the gaming aspect of a gaming console with access to not only first party, but also a wide variety of third party games and provide a good experience on both.
My colleague Asher Madan had this to say with regard to the console’s gaming capabilities:
In order to win back gamers and third-party developers, Microsoft had to prove to the world that every third-party experience is better on Xbox One X…and that’s exactly what they did. During the conference, almost every third-party game had some sort of exclusivity agreement with Microsoft and was running at 4K on the console. First-party games like Forza Motorsport 7 were obviously showcases of 4K 60 FPS but the fact that so many other titles run at 4K—not upscaled 1440p—is exactly what Microsoft needed. They proved that the Xbox One X is a substantial leap over the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Personally, while his argument does have merit, I already have an original Xbox One and don’t really need another as I find that the console is good enough for me. However, I understand that I am not the target for the product, and that it stands up on its merits.
So, will you be getting an Xbox One X? Place your vote and have your say in the comments below.