E3 2017: Xbox One X Scorpio Release Date Revealed

Finally, we have a name and date for what was formerly known as Scorpio.

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Today during Microsoft's E3 2017 briefing, the company began to finally announce many of the key details about its super-powerful Project Scorpio console. As previously announced, it'll be out before the end of the year.

Starting off, the console's official name is Xbox One X. It's set to launch on November 7 and will be priced at $500 in the US. You can see what Xbox One X looks like here. It's the smallest Xbox console to date.

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Announced at E3 2016, Xbox One X has been described by Microsoft as the "most powerful console ever made," featuring 6 teraflops of performance and is capable of delivering 4K graphics. The console plays all Xbox One games and also works with controllers you already own.

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Happy with the price. It's initially lower than what I thought it would be.

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Microsoft beating the hell out of Sony again. Xbox One X will be epic. Sony fanboi's crying already with their garbage systems.

Winning! Ha!

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@h20-xcv: "fanboi"? We have an Avril Lavigne fan here! Hope you're at least Canadian.

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Pre ordering two consoles when they are able to be pre ordered. Excited for this gaming console.

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I am not getting in an uproar because there are few exclusives at launch. I am quite sure there will be games released throughout it life. I am glad it is $500 and not $699 and up. However, I am still going to wait because this is the first generation and I know there will be bugs.

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They should focus on 1440p as the new resolution for gaming and 4k for video.

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@skipper847: there is not one 1440P TV on the market. 1440P has been surpassed. But you know that.

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Excited to see what else they show off. Like I said before, Xbox for multiplats and Playstation for the exclusives.

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Am I the only one that find XBOX to be a smart name? I mean it's XBOX. That's smart right? although it looks more like a playstation rather than the original XBOX.

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Xbox one x is the stupidest name they could imagine.

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This is the detail we've waited 18 months for. Price is in line with what I expected it to be. It's the maximum they can charge and not flop. But I don't think it will outsell PS4 at this price.

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@lostn: Let's be honest. Without exclusives, it wouldn't outsell PS4 anyway. And they did a great job underselling it in their own show.

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Man...I really want to get one.

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that is a great console only to be used for backward compatible games

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@chipmunkkungfu: lol could get a Xbox 360 for 20 bucks instead

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Where are all the comments at? This is kinda sad.

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Xbone X .......son of a bitch, I imagine everybody at MS had their brain cells burst like popcorn figuring out the friggin name .... geez, what a damn lack of imagination.

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finally got the price out there... i can't believe people thought the x would launch for $399. how would that be viable for such a powerful machine? in canada it will retail for $650 which will basically make it dead on arrival for most people. sure, the enthusiasts will snatch one, but it is not going to compete against the pro at such a price point. microsoft did themselves no favours with their weak software lineup. it was embarrassing. sea of thieves looks worse each time i see it... another forza game? it looks amazing, no doubt... but again, same old same old. i was more excited about cup head (also going to pc) than anything else microsoft showed... crackdown 3 looks like a rejected game that was developed in a vacuum for 10 years. good luck to you microsoft... you put together a powerful and nice looking console, but the software lineup is weak and won't hold up. also, the price point is going to scare people away.

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@Xristophoros: You make good points. I think the same is true of other consoles too - Nintendo - same Mario and Zelda each time. It's embarrassing there's nothing else besides Mario and Zelda. Same old, same old indeed here.

PS4 - Uncharted, God of War...

Xbox - Gears of War and Halo....

Everywhere, it's basically same old same old. However, each system has something unique and new now and then or not frequent sequels like Crackdown, GTA, Red Dead Redemption and that makes it worth it

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But...games? Isn't that the end-all, be-all of a console's value? The visuals may potentially be very good, but what difference does that make if there's nothing to play on it except the standard Microsoft franchises that can all now be played on PC? This could be a great system but I feel like Microsoft is missing the point. They sunk all kinds of money and marketing into a console that still has very, very little software to make it worthwhile.

Contrast this with, say, the PS2, which had the weakest hardware of all consoles in its generation. It still blew away the Xbox and GameCube because it had such an insane catalog of titles to back it up. I'm no expert and could easily be proven wrong here, but I don't see this doing much for the Xbox brand in the long run outside of some fruitless bragging rights.

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Wake me up when MS stop giving hardware we don't need and start producing lots of exclusive titles..

Where's halo X1X edition

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What a lame name

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Half as powerful as the 1080 Ti.. and they claim 4K gaming is doable, lol.

"EXPERIENCE TRUE POWER!", yeah, on PC.

Oh well, at least it's something much better than the atrociously underpowered XBOne and PS4. Too bad it'll still hold back PC games.

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@DAOWAce: Huh? 4K is do-able on anything with enough memory. The question is how much eye candy can it do at the same time. Will developers drop some features in 4K but kick them back in if it's playing at 1080p? (They certainly could with anti-aliasing.) Will they drop the features for everyone so they can say 4K works just as well? We'll they decide not enough people have the Sco.. ahem.. X1X to be worth seriously supporting at all? We'll have to wait and see.

P.S. Comparing the 1080Ti isn't really fair. A 1080Ti alone costs about $700, never mind a PC to put it in! Nothing in console space is aiming for customers willing to spend that kind of money.

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@Zloth2: 4k30 is the highest it's gonna get. PS4 Pro claims it can do 4k, and that's a joke. Scorpio is half the power of a 1080 Ti, and the 1080 Ti can't even do 4k60 in some recent titles at maximum settings.

The majority of people would take 1080p60 (or greater) over it, and that's what the majority of games will be, and fast fall to within the next few years. So long as 30FPS on consoles is dead, I don't care what resolution it is. They just need to keep it 60FPS minimum (like it was on 8/16bit consoles 20 years ago), for the sake of the gaming industry.

Also, barely any game nowadays uses an AA method that actually taxes performance. They're all post-processing, having minimal impact on FPS. The MSAA of old is long gone, and modern engines don't even support it anymore.

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@DAOWAce: the highest? funny, i swear forza is in fact 4k 60fps. microsoft said all first party games will also be. this machine is absolutely capable of 4k 60fps and no pc that can do 4k 60fps and play vr cost $500.

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@sodapoppimpski: Microsoft said all first party games will be 4k... Never said all will be 60 fps.

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@DAOWAce: to be fair, the price point is good for the performance of the console vs what you would need to pay for a pc with the same capabilities. no pc at $500 could run forza 7 at 4k/60 with such a high level of fidelity. in terms of value for hardware, the x has it... unfortunately, there are very few exclusives to entice people to purchase one.

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Now all MS needs to do is release an "affordable" midrange console that sits somewhere between the "S" and the "X" and name it the "E" and they got a theme going......

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@magnusopus: no thanks. No sex is better than bad sex

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@expredator: Spoken by someone who most likely hasn't had any at all, except the self serving kind...

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@magnusopus: lol dream on buddy

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@expredator: ??? Mate nothing you write makes sense. You first write something random about no sex and bad sex (like you actually have any idea about that) and then you tell me to dream on??? Very obvious who the sexually inexperienced one is....

And I was only making a play on words with their hideous console names... No intention of getting their waste opportunity of a console...

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@expredator: I strongly disagree. Sex is like Pizza. Even when its bad its satisfying if only for a few minutes. the only time bad is worse than none is when it literally makes you sick in both cases. Barring that, nope, none is not > sex. You can always joke about bad sex years later too. Same can be said about gaming and naming conventions too.

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@spartanx169x: what about sex that leads to STDs?

STDs = fanboys

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@the-games-masta: Thats what I meant by it making you sick. :)

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@magnusopus: lol golden

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Two months ago Digitalfoundry made Scorpio sound powerful and innovative... Microsoft is into own show made it sound like a DULL box that won't rock the boat. To sell a $500 system they needed sizzle and they gave their fans could a frozen hamburger that was described as safely as possible. What idiots!

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@MonkeyKing1969: thats your opinion. many people will buy it for the superior 3rd party games alone.

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well i am vindicated, go read scorpio threads from like 90 days ago i said 500 max and i was right some people were saying i was full of beans they could see 600 easy...to all of them i told ya!

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@leo5111: Their price included taxes plus one game. ;)

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As much as I want to buy this in November but the lack of first party titles is saddening. I was really looking forward to add a Xbox console to my gaming setup. I hope they announce a few before console's release. Also, enhancements to sunset overdrive and halo 5.

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did you all feel the power

is your body ready

greatness awaits!!

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Hmmm, no reason to buy one yet. The conference werent as good as I thought it would be considering microsoft promised games.

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@sakaixx: lol they promise games that sure is on other system..

If Xbox live wasn't so good MS would so fail this gen..

In my opinion they need games not a mid cycle system... not because Sony did it you have to follow..

The ps pro isn't even devs main target when making games and MS want the X1X to be..

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@slypher9: You're saying that Xbox Live is the reason that MS has had a successful gen? Please elaborate on how an online service is what's keeping this console afloat. Seriously...I really want to know.

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@otterbee: simple community... Most games are built with community (online) in mind and Xbox live provide such a good community, after your finish with a game...

Look MS is lacking exclusive or timed exclusive games to really sell there system this gen, they change there successful strategy from the 360 era when they paid to had the exclusives rolling in and kept the price advantage over Sony... Now the tables flip and Sony is dealing the cash to have the exclusives a weather timed or not..