Microsoft has finally unveiled its long awaited its powerful “Project Scorpio” games console today, and it’s officially named Xbox One X. The company plans to launch the Xbox One X on November 7th worldwide, priced at a price of $499.
The new console will ship with 6 teraflops of graphical power, and when compared to its main competitor, the PS4 Pro, with 4.2 teraflops, the Xbox One X is king. Microsoft is using a custom GPU engine on Scorpio that runs at 1,172MHz, a big increase over the Xbox One’s 853MHz and even Sony’s 911MHz found on the PS4 Pro. The Xbox One X will ship with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment, and 1TB of storage.
Microsoft has 22 “console launch exclusives” arriving on the Xbox One X, including Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7, and Sea of Thieves. Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, introduced a number of new titles and left most of the company’s E3 press conference up to the games themselves.
According to Microsoft, the new Xbox One X is the “smallest Xbox ever,” and the black design looks very similar to the existing Xbox One S model. This means there aren’t many external changes over the Xbox One S design, and the X simply gets a little smaller. For now, Microsoft is only shipping the Xbox One X with the black design and 1TB of storage.