Microsoft Announces Xbox One X, Will Be $499

Microsoft’s next console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be called Xbox One X, the company said today. It will be out on November 7 worldwide and cost four-hundred-ninety-nine U.S. dollars (aka $500).

The big buzzwords are “True 4K,” and Microsoft is touting Xbox One X’s higher resolution. It’ll support all previous Xbox One games and accessories, and Microsoft says the X will allow current Xbox One games to look better than they do on standard consoles. Speaking on stage during the company’s E3 presser today, Microsoft rattled off a list of hardware specs, telling fans that it will be the “smallest Xbox ever” despite its power.


“This is the system you asked us to build,” the company said.

First-party games as well as recent third-party games like Final Fantasy XV and Ghost Recon Wildlands will get updates on Xbox One X, Microsoft says. “You probably have a large library of titles that you own today that will automatically get better on Xbox One X.”

UPDATE: Here are the console’s specs, straight from Microsoft:


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