During the conference, which was broadcast online, Xbox Director of Software Engineering Kareem Choudhry called the new Xbox One a work of “craftsmanship”, boasting the graphics processing Unit (GPU) of running at 1172 MHZ and the console’s processor also features a liquid-cooled vapor chamber.
The hardware of the new Microsoft console is competing against its latest rival, the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro, with its cutting edge graphics processing features like six-teraflop GPU and 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM.
Xbox One X
“These are impressive numbers … because that’s what it takes to give the game creators the power they need so you can experience true 4K resolution” Choudhry told the audience who were heard shouting words of joy and excitement upon discovering the new Xbox features.
“And when we say true 4K, we mean eight million pixels, high dynamic range, wide colors gamut, premium sound like Dolby Atmos and 4K UHD playback” added the software engineering chief amid cheering whistles and applause.
In addition to Xbox One’s accessories and games compatibility with the new console, Chaudhry announced that 4K games will look better on 1080p televisions using the “supersampling” technology.
“Let’s see what this monster can do”, the software director announced as he unveiled a series of video previews of 42 new games, 22 of which were especially developed for the Xbox One X like
“Forza Motorsport 7”, “Crackdown 3” and “Sea of thieves”.
“We believe that games, like books, movies and music, should be celebrated and enjoyed by countless generations”, Phil Spencer added.
The Xbox chief announced that Microsoft will update its library of 385 Xbox 360 titles, that are compatible with the Xbox One console series, so that classic favorites like “Crimson Skies” will also “look better and play better,” later in 2017.
“All of them will benefit from the performance and power when you play them on Xbox One X, but we won’t stop there”, Spencer continued as he presented “Xbox One X Enhanced” in the next section.
Thanks to this initiative, users of the popular games “Gears of War 4”, “Forza Horizon 3”, “Killer Instinct”, “Halo Wars 2” and “Minecraft” will receive free upgrades to 4K for their games. This applies to about 30 titles from third-party developers such as “Final Fantasy 15” or “Resident Evil 7”.
The announcements came during a Microsoft press conference at the twenty-fourth edition of E3, the video game sector’s main expo, which will start on Jun 13 in Los Angeles. EFE