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The $499 (£449) product was built for play on high definition 4K televisions

  • Xbox revealed 42 games including updates of Minecraft and Assassin's Creed

  • Games consoles will be available across the world on November 7 of this year

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    Published: 18:43 EST, 11 June 2017 | Updated: 06:24 EST, 12 June 2017

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    The Xbox One X, dubbed the world's most powerful games console, has been unveiled by Microsoft at E3 in Los Angeles.

    Priced at $499 (£449), Microsoft's new compact but powerful console is also set to be the world's most expensive console when it is released on November 7.

    Code-named Project Scorpio, the rival of the PlayStation 4 Pro will launch alongside the latest instalments of classic games including Minecraft and Assassin's Creed.

    The Xbox One X, dubbed the world's most powerful games console, has been unveiled by Microsoft

    The Xbox One X, dubbed the world's most powerful games console, has been unveiled by Microsoft

    The product was built with the muscle for seamless play on ultra-high definition 4K televisions, according to Xbox team leader Phil Spencer.

    He introduced the Xbox One X at a Microsoft event ahead of the official opening of the major Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

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    Aiming at the hearts of gamers, Microsoft also showed off 42 coming games, with 22 titles being tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles.

    Game companies tend to make blockbuster titles available for play on Xbox, PlayStation and personal computer hardware in an effort to sell as many games as possible.

    XBOX ONE X VERSUS PLAYSTATION 4 PRO 
    XBOX ONE X  PLAYSTATION 4 PRO
    Dimensions11.8x9.5x2.4 inches  12.8x11.6x2.1 inches
    Storage 1TB 1TB 
    RAM 12GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 
    CPU 2.3GHz 8-core AMD custom 'Jaguar' CPU 2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom 'Jaguar' CPU 
    GPU Integrated AMD graphics with 6 teraflops of performance Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance 
    Weight 8.4 pounds 7.2 pounds 
    Colour Black Black 
    Internet Subscription Xbox Live required to play online PS Plus required to play online 
    Optical Drive 4K/HDR Blu-ray drive Blu-ray/DVD 
    Networking Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11A/B/G/N/AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 
    Release Date November 7, 2017 November 10, 2016 
    Cost $499 (£449) $399.99 (349.99) 
    XBox Chief Phil Spencer introduced the much anticipated Xbox One X at a Microsoft event ahead of the official opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles

    XBox Chief Phil Spencer (pictured) introduced the much anticipated Xbox One X at E3 in Los Angeles

    Minecraft 4K was one of 42 games that will be released alongside the Xbox One X on November 7

    Minecraft 4K was one of 42 games that will be released alongside the Xbox One X on November 7

    A new installment of 'Assassin's Creed' from France-based Ubisoft, will reboot the long-running franchise by taking players back to the 'origins' of the storyline in ancient Egypt

    A new installment of 'Assassin's Creed' from France-based Ubisoft, will reboot the long-running franchise by taking players back to the 'origins' of the storyline in ancient Egypt

    Keenly-anticipated new games shown off include a new installment of 'Assassin's Creed' from France-based Ubisoft, intended to reboot the long-running franchise by taking players back to the 'origins' of the storyline in ancient Egypt.

    The Xbox One X is the smallest Microsoft console yet, featuring a sleek black design.

    It has updated technical specifications, including  a six teraflop graphics processor running at 1172 Mhz and a 2.3 Ghz custom central processing unit.

    MINECRAFT TO BECOME THE FIRST CROSS-CONSOLE GAME

    Minecraft (game play pictured) is set to become the first game that allows users of different consoles to play together

    Minecraft (game play pictured) is set to become the first game that allows users of different consoles to play together

    Minecraft is set to become the first game that allows users of different consoles to play together.

    Microsoft announced at E3 that its 'Better Together' update, a new cross-console multiplayer system, will become available this summer.

    The block-based game has 55 million monthly players across a range of platforms, including PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox. 

    The update will allow saved data, purchased content and world progress tp transferred from the old version of Minecraft to the new.

    This means players will all have access to the same online system and will be able to take their progress with them from one device to the next. 

    Jesse Merriam, Minecraft's executive producer, told Wired that the update will 'bring all players together' with 'seamless switching of input methods and controllers'.

    But it is not yet been confirmed if or when PlayStation will join onto this update. Sony's PS4 is a rival to Microsoft's new Xbox One X.

    Aubrey Norris, Minecraft's senior global communications manager, told Wired that the game hopes to 'unite as many platforms as possible, but cannot confirm Sony's participation at this time.' 

    The console has a 4.2 teraflop graphics unit and 911 Mhz CPU, making it more powerful than any previous Xbox models, as well as the PlayStation 4 Pro. 

    Xbox One X also trumps the PlayStation 4 Pro by featuring a UHD Blu-ray player.  

    Game play on 4K screens, whether they be televisions or personal computer monitors, is expected to be among themes at E3 this week.

    Enabling ultra-rich visuals also tunes into the budding trend toward virtual reality games.

    A scene from the new 'Dragonball Fighter Z' game is projected onto a huge screen at the Xbox press conference in Los Angeles

    A scene from the new 'Dragonball Fighter Z' game is projected onto a huge screen at the Xbox press conference in Los Angeles

    Sony PlayStation 4 has dominated the latest generation of consoles, outselling Xbox One by 2-to-1, according to industry trackers.

    PS4 consoles from the outset could power virtual reality, and Sony sells head gear for those experiences.

    PlayStation has also become the prime driver of revenue and profit at Japan-based entertainment giant Sony, according to executives.

    'We are selling every single one we can make,' Sony Interactive Entertainment worldwide studios chairman Shawn Layden said of PS4.

    Nintendo's recently-launched Switch has been a winner, with fans snapping up the console and a 'Legend of Zelda' game that has become a must-play title for fans.

    A scene from 'Shadow of War' game. 22 games are being tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles

    A scene from 'Shadow of War' game. 22 games are being tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles

    A scene from the new 'The Artful Escape' game is pictured. The compact but powerful console will cost $499 (£391)

    A scene from the new 'The Artful Escape' game is pictured. The compact but powerful console will cost $499 (£391)

    GAMES AVAILABLE ON XBOX ONE X

    Microsoft showed off 42 coming games, with 22 titles being tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles, including:

    • Minecraft 4K
    • Assassin's Creed: Origins
    • Dragonball Fighter Z
    • Shadow of War
    • The Artful Escape
    • Forza Motorsport 7
    • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 
    • Life is Strange
    • Anthem
    • Sea of Thieves 
    • Crackdown 3 

    Demand for Switch consoles has been so intense since its launch early this year that the consoles are tough to find in stores and Nintendo has reportedly doubled production.

    Switch launched at the start of March and some 2.74 million were sold by the end of that month, according to Nintendo.

    Hot Switch sales also boosted shares of the Japanese company, which ran into a tough patch after it failed to build on the popularity of the first generation of Wii consoles.

    PS4 and Xbox One are both performing better in the market that their respective predecessors, and Nintendo 'is back in a big way' with Switch, according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella.

    Sony has sold close to 60 million PS4 consoles and will reveal its latest innovations and offerings at a press event on Monday, according to executives.

    'We are in the 4K world already,' Layden said.

    Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of Electronic Arts, talks at the Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference

    Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of Electronic Arts, talks at the Xbox E3 2017 Press Conference

    PlayStation Pro 4 (pictured) was released on November 10, 2016 at the lower price of $399.99 (349.99)

    PlayStation Pro 4 (pictured) was released on November 10, 2016 at the lower price of $399.99 (349.99)

    The Nintendo Switch is a shape-shifting console that allows players to switch instantly between home and mobile gaming

    Nintendo Switch (pictured centre) also attracted players with new installations of old favourites, including Legend of Zelda (pictured background)

    'That is what the future of gaming is going to look like.'

    Microsoft is also courting players by working to make more popular games from earlier Xbox console versions playable on its latest hardware.

    Microsoft also just launched a subscription service for Xbox, letting players pay a monthly fee for access to a videogames library for its console.

    Sony makes a library of videogames available as part of a subscription service for PlayStation consoles.

    Attendees wear t-shirts reading 'Nerd Must Die, I Witnessed the Most Powerful Console Ever' at E3

    Attendees wear t-shirts reading 'Nerd Must Die, I Witnessed the Most Powerful Console Ever' at E3

    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4594430/Microsoft-challenges-Sony-powerful-new-Xbox-One-X.html

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