By Rushil Gandhi,
Technology and Innovation Writer
Microsoft is set to launch the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017. The Xbox One X, when released, will be the most powerful game console ever built. It will be the first living room gaming system to support native 4K gaming and High Dynamic Range support.
For Microsoft, the Xbox One X is a big deal it allows the company to improve upon the already popular Xbox one system and harness its true potential. When first Xbox One system was launched back in 2013, the gaming community did not warm to it immediately as it contained many glaring technical and practical omissions and sported a much higher price point than its main competitor the PlayStation 4 made by Sony.
However, after 4 years of continuous software updates and hardware support, the Xbox One family of gaming systems and accessories have become one of the best in the business and the launch of the Xbox One X seems to be the culmination of that story of continued growth of a product that was not even close to perfect when it was first launched.
With a very smartly designed package and features that are at the forefront of the gaming technology the Xbox One X will be one of the most premium gaming systems of this generation. However, with all the premium horsepower and features comes a lavish price tag. The Xbox One X will be priced at $499 when launched, which is substantially higher than most of its current competitors such as the PlayStation 4 Pro and its own sibling the Xbox One S. Nevertheless, the biggest question that is lingering within the gaming community is that will the extra horsepower and a few new features justify the lavish price tag?
The answer to that question will ultimately be provided by the level of sales and success of the Xbox One X.
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, October 24th print edition.
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