Can Microsoft's Xbox One X Take on Sony's PS4?

Posted June 19, 2017

"We wanted to make sure Xbox One X was capable of running games at native 4K-but not every game will". It turns out that this isn't a case since the company won't be making any profit from the console at all. The Nintendo Switch is dramatically lacking content, although this is set to change over time, given it is a newly released console., and those games that have been released were generally disappointing.

As mentioned above, the PlayStation is still in the middle of its life span and two upgrades were just launched previous year, the PS4 Pro and the PS4 Slim. And with the announcement of the Xbox One X, Xbox Play Anywhere, and being both backwards and forwards compatible, it certainly looks like Microsoft are actively working towards unifying the Xbox platform across PC and console. While internet continues to get better and many gamers have unlimited usage at great speed, there are still many under the iron fist of hard caps and expensive fees. The PlayStation VR offered a feature that the Xbox One X did not, allowing Sony to show its dominance. But after spending a little time with it, I still need a little convincing that the high-end console, and it's $500 price tag, will appeal to most people.

At $499, Microsoft's new Xbox One X is the top-tier system in terms of horsepower on the console market today.

Who is going to buy the new Xbox One X?

Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division, spoke with Eurogamer about the dilemma recently, explaining why the company didn't lean on its usual blockbuster franchises, in this case Halo and Gears of War. As we near the service's launch, though, fans can expect many more games to be announced.

When I started this job three years ago, hardware was a real focus for us because I thought we had more work to do there.

So when the Xbox One X was announced, most figured they'd learned their lesson. Having said that, if you are a budget gamer, you can run the same processors, GPU and RAM for more than 3 to 4 years easily.

Instead, a host of brand new titles were revealed on the same day as the upcoming super console Xbox One X.

For this Weekend Open Forum, we want to know what you think of the Xbox One X. Are you excited by the prospect and intend to pre-order one the second they become available?