Xbox One X: 7 reasons to buy Microsoft's latest console

by Jerry

The Xbox One X is officially available since November 7, 2017. Like the PS4 Pro, this is a big evolution of the Xbox One and the One S. Sold 499.99 euros, its price seems a little excessive for a simple evolution believe some consumers. Yet there are many reasons to buy the Xbox One X.

Microsoft introduced in 2017 the most powerful console on the market, the Xbox One X. Long called Xbox Scorpio (which turned out to be its code name) the One X presents itself as a major evolution of the Xbox One and the One S. A direct response to Sony and its Playstation 4 Pro presented earlier.

We have already compared the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro, the purpose of this article is not to determine which of the two is the best. They are very different anyway, with two distinct philosophies. Having both consoles would not be strange as the experiences offered by Microsoft and Sony are different.

The goal here is to show that Microsoft has not necessarily chosen the best strategy by highlighting only the power of its console. Because finally, the latest consoles released (except Nintendo which bets more on the playful side of the video game) are always the most powerful. Before the Xbox One X, it was the PS4 Pro, after the One X it will be another console. Microsoft has therefore chosen to put the power of the One X forward. either. In our view, that is just one of those assets. It has many other strengths. Here are 7 reasons to buy the Xbox One X.

Powerful, really powerful

We're starting to understand, the Xbox One X is powerful. Yes, but if we repeat it so much it is because it is really but really powerful. Take a PC, lock it in a case and put it in your living room and you have the Xbox One X. Six teraflops of computing power for the graphics card, a terabyte of storage and a mind-blowing liquid cooling are enclosed in this hood which, let's say, still weighs its weight. The Xbox One X performs as well as a 1300 euro PC. Except it's in your living room. What more could you ask for?

Graphics: 4K compatible but not only

All this power is of course intended to offer stunning graphics. The Xbox One X is 4K UHD and HDR. Suffice to say that realism is at the rendezvous. Obviously, the best experience offered involves having a 4K TV. But imagine that even if you haven't taken the plunge yet, the Xbox One X offers stunning graphics even with a Full HD TV. Because it is HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatible. Simply put, this technology boosts the image, even on your old retrocompatible games.

Games in a mess

"It's nice to have a console as powerful as a gamer PC, but if there are no games it's useless." Don't worry, Microsoft has it all planned out. First with a well-stocked catalog of 4K compatible games. You've probably heard of Forza Motorsports 7 which is the benchmark of asphalt games on the console but others are also on the program like Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, State of Decay 2, or PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. In total it is a list of 160 games that will be launched in the coming weeks,with beautiful people. Among them are:

  • Ashes Cricket
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Crossout
  • Danger Zone
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • EA Sports FIFA 18
  • EA Sports Madden NFL 18
  • EA Sports NBA Live 18
  • F1 2017
  • Fallout 3
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gears of War 4
  • GRIDD: Retroenhanced
  • Halo 3
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Killer Instinct
  • L.A. Black
  • Mantis Burn Racing
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Morphite
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Outlast 2
  • Path of Exile
  • Portal Knights
  • Project CARS 2
  • Quantum Break
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
  • Sonic Forces
  • Super Lucky's Tale
  • Super Night Riders
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Titanfall 2
  • Transcripted
  • World of Tanks
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
  • Skate 3
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Gears of War 3

You can even play your old games

Isn't there enough in there? No problem since Microsoft has announced the retrocompatibility of Xbox One games. Basically, if you swap your Xbox One for the One X keep your games because they work perfectly. Better yet, they're sublimated on the Xbox One X. We will not pass on 4K but the difference will be noticeable thanks to the HDR.

Moreover, during the official presentation of the One X, Microsoft hinted that a retrocompatibility with older consoles. We can play games from the very first Xbox, released 15 years ago, on the One X. Who can top that?

Start playing in the living room, end up on the PC

"Thanks to Play Anywhere, don't argue with your other half anymore." One could almost use this bad slogan to explain one of the other advantages of the Xbox One X. Play Anywhere is a service that allows you to play Xbox games on both the console and the PC. So you can start your game in the living room, and when your dear and tender asks you to stop to watch his episode of Stranger Things, you can take refuge in front of your PC to finish the game. You can also stay with him/her, it's not bad either.

It's not just a console

The Xbox One X is a console even though it looks more like a TV design set-top box. Because yes, it's beautiful this Xbox. As a result, it will be able to blend in style into the d├ęcor of the living room. And that's good because the Xbox One X isn't just a game console. It is also a Blu-Ray HDR player capable of playing Blu-Ray 4K. The console is also an interface for all the most popular multimedia services. You can download apps like Spotify, Netflix or OCS. Yes, your other half can kick you out of the living room when you play and you take the controller to launch his episode from the Xbox. It's quiet, isn't it?

Xbox One X: and I'll put the sound back!

The graphics are good, but the immersion goes through all the senses. To touch it and the view you have what it takes. As we can not yet eat his controller (although some have already tried the experiment) we will do without taste. We don't even stimulate our sense of smell either. On the other hand, we can flatter our ears for a better immersion.

Good news, the Xbox One X has an audio quality to fall to the ground. It supports the best technologies of the moment, namely Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. If you have a full soundbar or home theater audio equipment compatible with these technologies, you'll enjoy it. And you know what? It also works with Blu-Ray and the episode of Stranger Things on Netflix with your half. decidedly.

  • To go further: What do the first Xbox One X testers think?

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