The Xbox One X just came out and you must be wondering whether or not this is something for you. Earlier the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition went on pre-order and was sold in a matter of minutes. You can still get the standard Xbox One X and if you pre-ordered one then you will be getting it delivered soon.
When the Microsoft Xbox One X was first announced people were shocked that the console would be able to deliver native 4K performance and we got a lot of speculations from people in the gaming industry as well as hobbyists and enthusiasts. Here we are going to talk about a few Xbox One X features that might help you in making a purchase decision.
The Xbox One X has come and that people are getting more than what they expected. The PC master race is the best platform for gaming but that might change if you are someone that wants to play 4K and do not want to spend $1000 for a gaming PC.
Why You Should Get The Xbox One X
The following are some of the selling points of the Xbox One X that might help you in deciding whether or not this is something for you and whether or not you should buy the new console.
Xbox One X Price And Performance
If you want to play games on a PC you are going to be spending at least more than $100 on a graphics card in order to get entry-level performance. But if you are going to play games at higher resolutions with settings maxed out or what not then you are going to pay anything north of $400.
The Xbox One X claims to run games at 4K and hence a graphics card that would be capable of running games at 4K will cost you more than $500, not even considering if the games will run at 60 FPS or not. The GTX 1080 Ti, is the fastest card on the market right now and even that cannot run games at 4K 60 FPS with everything turned up to max settings.
Destiny 2 is a title that has been designed for PC from the ground up and it is well optimized for PC. But even in this game, the GTX 1080 Ti cannot handle 4K 60 FPS, with all settings maxed out. You will need to turn down the preset to high in order to achieve 60 FPs at 4K resolution.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer finally broke the ice when he announced that the Xbox One X, the worlds most powerful console will retail for $499. That price is nothing compared to a custom PC that will be able to support such high resolution and FPS. The newly announced Titan XP Collector’s Edition costs $1200.
That is the amount of money that you will need to spend on the graphics card alone and keep in mind that the GTX 1080 Ti costs a lot more than $499. With the mining boom going on you would be lucky to get a second hard GTX 1080 Ti at that price.
As always there are comparisons between consoles and PCs and while PCs are the best for gaming no matter what the cost, to say that a similarly priced PC can kill the Xbox One X is not something to be taken seriously. We have been through plenty of builds and they either perform less than the Xbox One X or are over the budget.
It is obvious that gamers wanted better console hardware but not that it is here PC gamers feel threatened by what the Xbox One X has to offer. On the other side, if you are an Xbox gamer and have a huge lineup of games on the console then you would not want to switch to PC when you have already invested so much money into making a library in the first place.
If you are buying new parts, there is no way that you can make a PC in the same budget as the Xbox One X that will kill it.
Xbox One X Runs Games At 4K
We have seen games like Gears of War 4, Forza 7, AC: origins and Shadow of War running at high PC settings at 4K resolution. That is proof enough that the Xbox One X is a capable console and will be able to deliver the 4K 60 FPS experience in multiple games and we have already got a list of more than 100 titles that will feature Xbox One X enhancements.
According to Red Barrels Games’ co-founder and Senior Game Designer Phillippe Morin:
“Outlast 2 will support native 4K and run at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X, but it won’t support HDR and Dolby Atmos. The process was pretty straightforward for our programmer. The patch is already live, by the way!”
Older Xbox games are also getting support on the Xbox One X and these games include Halo 3. You can click here to check out how the game looks on the upcoming console as compared to the Xbox 360.
The Xbox X Runs Games At 4K 60 FPS
It is not common for games on consoles to run at 60 FPS even at 1080p but that is changing now thanks to consoles with better hardware like the Xbox One X as well as the PS4 Pro. Forza 7 is one of the titles that run at 4K 60 FPS on the Xbox One X and if you look at the PC requirements needed to run the game at such a high resolution you see that you need a GTX 1080 or the AMD Vega 64.
The GTX 1070 Ti will also be able to get you 60 FPS at 4K in Forza 7 but keep in mind that for the money you are not only getting the graphics card but the entire console with it.
Other than that, games like Rise of the Tombraider and Gears of War 4 are offering 1080p 60 FPS modes which is considered to be the standard for gaming as you can see from this Steam hardware survey analysis.
Third-party Games Will Support 4K And Enhancements
When the Xbox One X was first announced there were plenty of people that said that only games produced by Microsoft will support 4K but that is not the case. We have seen plenty of titles that feature 4K support on the Xbox One X and these include indies and major AAA shooters.
Developers want their games to look the best no matter what the platform is and with the better hardware of the Xbox One X the developers can make games look even better as compared to the original PS4 and Xbox One. The games might not be as good looking as the PC versions but they are closer now than ever before.
You can check out the Microsoft Xbox One X “Feel True Power” TV below:
The list of enhanced games that are supported by the Xbox One X is as follows:
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins
- Black Desert
- Chess Ultra
- Code Vein
- Conan Exiles
- Crackdown 3
- Danger Zone
- Dark and Light
- Darksiders III
- Dead Rising 4
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
- Dishonored 2
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
- Disneyland Adventures
- Euro Fishing
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Dynasty Warriors 9
- Elite: Dangerous
- F1 2017
- Fable Fortune
- Fallout 4
- Farming Simulator 17
- FIFA 18
- Final Fantasy XV
- For Honor
- Forza Horizon 3
- Forza Motorsport 7
- Gears of War 4
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars 2
- Hand of Fate 2
- Hello Neighbor
- Jurassic Park Evolution
- Killer Instinct
- Killing Floor 2
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm
- Madden NFL 18
- Mafia III
- Mantis Burn Racing
- Metal Gear Survive
- Metro Exodus
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
- Minion Masters
- Monster Hunter World
- NBA 2K18
- Need for Speed Payback
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Outcast: Second Contact
- Outlast 2
- Path of Exile
- Pixar Rush
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Portal Knights
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
- Project Cars 2
- Quantum Break
- Raiders of the Broken Planet
- Railway Empire
- Farm Simulator 2017
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Robocraft Infinity
- Rocket League
- Sea of Thieves
- Slime Rancher
- Sonic Forces
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- State of Decay 2
- Strange Brigade
- Super Lucky’s Tale
- Surviving Mars
- Tennis World Tour
- The Artful Escape
- The Crew 2
- The Darwin Project
- The Division
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- The Last Night
- The Long Dark
- The Surge
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Titanfall 2
- Train Sim World
- TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge
- Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
- We Happy Few
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- World of Tanks
- WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship
- Zoo Tycoon
It is important to note that the PS4 Pro has been out for some time now and Sony has still not released a list of games like this one, that tell us about the games that are enhanced for the PS4 Pro. This also shuts down the claim that developers will not support the Xbox One X.
Xbox One X Will Not Be Held Down By Xbox One And PS4
It is important to note that the PS4 Pro has not had much success with game enhancements and Sony tried to defend itself by claiming that developers are not interested in making a better version of the game for niche consoles like the PS4 Pro and that is what is going to happen with the Xbox One X.
We have already seen the games that features Xbox One X enhancements above and new titles like Shadow of War as well as Star Wars Battlefront II will be getting Xbox One X enhancements, so it is pretty foolish to think that the same will happen to the Xbox One X.
Just because PS4 Pro did not get the attention that it needed does not mean that the Xbox One X will have the same fate. The progress so far seems pretty good and we can expect the same for the years to come. All that Xbox One X needed was a good lineup of games and even though there are only a few exclusives, they should be enough to last a while.
6 TFLOPs Of Computing Power
The Xbox One X features 6 TFLOPs of computing power and compared to a graphics card that has similar specs that does not seem like enough for 4K gaming but keep in mind that this is a console and not a PC. PCs have multiple variations and it is impossible for developers to optimize games for each and every variation.
The Xbox One X, on the other hand, has the same specs across the board making it easier for developers to optimize games accordingly although most of the games will not feature 4K at 60 FPS there are more than 100 games that will be enhanced for the Xbox One and do not forget the 1080p 60 FPS mode.
We have seen plenty of content to be sure that 4K gaming is possible on the console whether it is by the checkerboard method or native 4K.
What If You Don’t Have A 4K TV?
we know that 4K TVs are expensive, but as the tech is coming into the mainstream, prices are dropping. In the meantine you can take advantage of the hardware of the One X even if you do not have a 4K display. You can take advantage of the 1080p 60 FPS mode and other than that your game will also look better even at 1080p on the Xbox One X as compared to other consoles.
Let us know what you think about these Xbox One X predictions that people got wrong and whether or not you are interested in buying the Xbox One X.