Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price

Phil Spencer Would Like to See Xbox Emulation and Xbox Game Pass on PC

Phil Spencer Would Like to See Xbox Emulation and Xbox Game Pass on PC

Just like the Elite controllers-they're not for everybody.

Phil Spencer is delighted the 42 games his company showed off at E3 this week didn't feature the usual Microsoft staples.

That being said, Rocket League's cross-network play with Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch doesn't require players to all sign into Xbox Live, however there's now no word from Sony as to whether they'll be supporting this in the future (Jim Ryan's comments seemed to be exclusively geared towards Minecraft, not Rocket League).

It's an opinion shared by ArsTechnica, which says that the new console's added graphics power is "noticeable", but won't "wow" users in the same way that the transition from standard to high definition visuals did. And so we leveraged a lot of PC technology, from the cooling, the power management system that's in this, to get it this small - while managing acoustics. That was further cemented with the release of the Xbox One X. But, many are still asking, where are the Xbox One exclusives? And for that, the world needs a powerful enough system and the PS5 might just be that. "The Witcher 3 is not awful because it has to run on an integrated Intel graphics card, which is less powerful than an Xbox One or a PlayStation", he said. And I think that's because Microsoft hasn't necessarily been reinventing, they've been refining and making it more powerful. A host of these titles will be enhanced to run in true 4K, and many will be available at Xbox One X launch. Ryan said: "We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe".

With the rate that the Sony and Microsoft platforms are going now, they might eventually hold a candle to PC.

In short, Xbox One X is competing with the Switch for the same target demographic, not the PS4 Pro. Xbox One X makes your existing library "first and third Party games" even better than any console, with better textures, smoother framerates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. At $249, Spencer says he expects to sell more Xbox One S models than the $499 high-end Xbox One X. Under this program, many original Xbox games will be playable on Xbox One later this year. Let us see how these three devices stand when they are compared to each other.

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