Microsoft unveils Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever

Microsoft's Xbox One X isn't a new generation console, but an improved version of the company's eighth generation console, the Xbox One. And now it's responding.

The Xbox One X is the first video game console to support 4K and HDR at 60 frames-per-second, thus supporting Microsoft's claim that it's the most powerful console ever created.

For that, let's just go over the features and offerings of each of the gaming console so you can decide for yourself which gaming console is the best. However, many may also argue that the selection of games are what truly matters on consoles, and with most Xbox titles also available on PC as well, Microsoft's latest console doesn't have much exclusivity to offer. The device, which had previously been known by its codename Project Scorpio, comes with faster components than its predecessors.

The Xbox One X is definitely a game system that puts out great visuals, there's no question; provided you have that additional hardware described above.

As for older Xbox One titles such as Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2 and Minecraft will be updated to 4K free of charge! However, for that small bump in resolution, customers will need to pay $100 more for the Xbox One X.

Alongside the announcement Microsoft have added backwards compatibility with Xbox 1.

Some current Xbox One games will gain a boost from the Xbox One X's horsepower.

The Xbox One X will also include a UHD Blu-ray player, which you can't find on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Microsoft is essentially selling the Xbox One X at cost, Spencer said. The PS4 Pro, which hit the market late past year, became the first available "4K" gaming console and helped to solidify Sony's lead in the current generation console race. "This is a true 4K console". In addition, the system is rumored to be powerful enough and capable of utilizing virtual reality technologies. In fact all previous Xbox games should be playable on this machine if you have the original disc. Microsoft's insistence on making games that work the same across its Xbox lineup mean that developers won't build extra features and limit the differences to graphics.