E3 2017: Microsoft’s Xbox One X

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has fully uncovered the newest Xbox One X at E3 2017 several days ago. The console will be available on November 7 with a price of $499.

The unveiling of new Xbox One X is also the most talked in social media during the E3. On the other hand, Assassin’s Creed Origins is the most talked game.

Even though no one can say that there is a “winner” in E3 2017, based on the talks on social media’s like Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft is the most popular.

Backwards Compatibility won’t be Extensive

Owners of Xbox One are looking forward to playing old-fashioned games because of the Xbox Backwards Compatibility announced by Microsoft.

For the Xbox One, the Backwards Compatibility will later be dropped this year. However, it won’t be as huge as the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility. Currently, there are around 386 Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One.

The news about the Backwards Compatibility was exposed by Spencer himself. He says in an interview that the feature won’t be as extensive as Xbox 360. He also gave two reasons why there is only smaller list of games compatible with the Xbox One. He says that it was partially because it is harder to tie up issues that surround the old games. He also says that it is harder to pull off if you think of it from a technical point of view.

Xbox One X will not turn a Profit

The announced price of the Xbox One X is $499. That is $100 more than the PS4 pro. A lot of fans think that the price of the new Xbox is a bit high. However, the price will still not give a profit for the company.

In an interview with Business Insider UK, Spencer confirmed that the cost of manufacturing the console will be more than $499.

Ben Gilbert also asked Spencer if Microsoft is making any income on every unit of the Xbox one X. Spencer simply said no.

When Xbox One X launches in November, it will be the most powerful console in the whole world. However, it is clear that the 8-core GPU, 6 teraflops of GPU, and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM costs a lot of money.

However, Spencer clarifies that the hardware part of the console is not part of making money in the business. The company makes money in selling games.

 

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