E3 2017: Xbox One X Is Now The Name Of Project Scorpio, Microsoft Reveals

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After a long stretch of being referred to as Project Scorpio, Microsoft has finally announced a final name for its souped-up Xbox One console. As part of its E3 2017 press conference, the company revealed many new details about the system, including its name: Xbox One X.

It's the most powerful console to date, equipped with an eight-core CPU, a six-teraflop GPU, and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Xbox One X will render 4K resolution and perform supersampling on 1080p displays. It's also the smallest form factor for an Xbox console yet. The system launches in November.

For a full breakdown, check out our feature detailing everything we know about Xbox One X. And keep up with all E3 2017 news and everything on Microsoft right here. Other big news out of the Xbox press conference includes the reveal of Forza Motorsport 7 and a new Metro game called Metro: Exodus.

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This amusing blog predicted the Scorpio will be named the "Xbox 1 X" back in October ‘16. I reckon it’ll become known as the Xbonx. hehe


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Too similar to Xbox One S.

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@93ChevyNut: Well at least they managed to make it "obvious".

The further the letter in alpahbetic order, the stronger the console!

That means they still have room to improve it twice!

Let's just hope they don't end up making it up like cars do!

There'd be :

Xbox One S
Xbox One SE
Xbox One SEL
Xbox One X
Xbox One XL
Xbox One XLE
Xbox One XLS
Xbox One X GT
Xbox One X GT-S
And the Allmighty Xbox One X GTR-R2-SpecV-SIR-TypeS-TwinTurbo-Cabrio!

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@silv3rst0rm: You forgot Xbox One Z, to end everything.

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@mannyc5: xD

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Shouldve stuck with Scorpio. LOL

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@straightcur: If I end up getting one for myself, I'll have myself a vinyl crafted like this!


(Hahaha, Simpsons fans will understand...If you're not into The Simpsons much, you'll just think I'm weird...I can live with that...)

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Well, that's creative. As creative as calling your third console Xbox One. I wonder who at MS is so obsessed with the letter X.

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X is important in occultism so...yeah...

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Its Still Scorpio ... I'm not calling it X

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I liked Scorpio better

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That makes it a XXX console...

XboX one X

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@silv3rst0rm: that's hot

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The games shown weren't compelling enough. They didn't have that big exclusive. What I saw was some MMOs, Minecraft, and some indies, as well as your annual Forza. The rest were multiplats.

They need to make a better case if I'm going to put down five Ben Franklins. I think by the time it releases, Sony will be able to cut PS4 Pro to $300 or $350, and then it will be a tough proposition.

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@lostn: Forza comes every 2 years !! Its not Annual !

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@ltjohnnyrico: They alternate between Forza and Forza Horizon. That's a Forza game every year.

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@lostn: Different Games ... One is a Track Racer the other Open World .. I'm not that much of a fan of of Track Game .. Get horizon though as that's really good !

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Xbox One X...

Can't wait for the screenshot comparisons between The Last of Us Part II and the ultra 4K power of State of Decay 2.


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It sounds like a gamertag from 2012. "XboxoneX". I think they should have stuck with Scorpio. Sounds waaaay cooler. Nice looking machine, though, kudos to the designer(s).

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@epic_poke8: Code names are meant to just stay as code names dude lol.

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@PSYCHOV3N0M: And the actual console is supposed to sound better than the leaked codename dude lol

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XBOneX- XBOX for short. Im ok with this, still rather it have been Scorpio tho

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@chiefwiggum16: So the abbreviations will go like

and XBOX

And they have room to improve again with "Y" and "Z".

Can't wait for XBOY! xD

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@chiefwiggum16: I prefer the "Kix".

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The Xbox marketing team must have been watching Futurama when they came up with that name.

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You could’ve asked a group of middle schoolers & they would’ve came up with a better name than that

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So it's a bit like saying my X is a Pro?

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Should've called it Scorpio..

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Maybe the next version will be called Xbox ONE XX and X and more X.

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@Gamod: You mean the "XXX"? Okay, that thing would sell like crazy.

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@Barighm: 4K pr0n! Lol

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