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The Xbox One X is Microsoft's powerful new 4K console

12 June 2017

Microsoft has announced at E3 today that they are expanding their backwards compatibility program so as to include original Xbox's games.

For those that don't have a 4K television, Microsoft promises that your games will look better and play faster on your 1080p set thanks to super sampling. "Like the Xbox One X, it's a monster", Greenawalt said about his shiny on-stage friend.

The box is smaller even than the Xbox One S, even though it is vastly more powerful. It's part of the "Xbox One family" and is architecturally identical to the Xbox One and Xbox One S. It features full compatibility with all Xbox One games and accessories, with room for graphical improvements when supported.

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer said Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2 and Minecraft will all get 4K patches for the new console. Just keep the logos in mind when you're buying new games this year, for that eventual upgrade to Xbox One X.

The cheaper system recently got a $50 price cut and retails for $250.

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It might look almost identical bar a change of color, but the Xbox One X is a very different beast from the Xbox One S that preceded it. For connectivity, the Xbox One X has two HDMI ports, two USB ports, one S/PDIF port and one Ethernet port at the back.

Aiming at the hearts of gamers, Microsoft also showed off at its event 42 coming games, with 22 titles being tailored for exclusive play on Xbox One consoles.

As it stands both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X are fine pieces of hardware. We will continue to scan for new Xbox One X offers and add them here.

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