Microsoft’s newest console, the Xbox One X, has been out in the wild for more than a day now and both Grocs and I have our Scorpio Editions plugged in at our homes. With reviews coming in from big outlets and plenty of online feedback I’ll be wondering what our own conclusions will be as we try to figure out what difference it’s going to make to console gaming for both past and future Xbox titles.
Just the fact that this is a console launch for a machine that not only plays games for the current generation but also for the one before (Xbox 360) and the one before that (original Xbox) makes it feel a little different in that we are not drawing a line between it and the old and starting a new games library from scratch. Actually, there is no line or will be again if Microsoft can get their backward (and now, forward) compatibility ambitions fully realised.
It’ll take a few days to settle in or in my case download enough 4K, etc updates to test out the Xbox One X effectively but it seems that Microsoft were expecting that a few people would be wanting to do that and have even provided a neat little “interactive video” called Insects (announced here on Major Nelson) to let you test out 4K, HDR and spatial audio. We’ll take our time before posting any detailed thoughts on the Xbox One X as a whole but early impressions are pretty positive.
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