Microsoft has already advertised many merits of the upcoming Xbox One X – including its support for 4K resolution gaming and 40% power boost over the console competition. However, in an interview with GamesRadar+, Microsoft exec Mike Ybarra has further detailed reasons to be excited.
The corporate Vice President of Xbox and Windows Platform declared that the unit was intended to offer “no compromise”, adding: “We want that high value [for] the person who wants the absolute best graphics, absolute best experience – we kept that bar very high when we developed that box.”
However, it remains a refinement of the Xbox One series – and, more specifically, last year’s delightfully slim Xbox One S. Ybarra emphasized: “We’ve got 360 back compatible games, original Xbox back compatible games and everything that runs on the S will run on the X and vice versa.”
Nonetheless, previously-bought games will “run even better on the X”. For instance, with “an X on a 1080p [screen] with 4K content we’ll super sample it by default so you’ll get the perfect lines and no jagged edges on 1080p.” So, you shouldn’t fret if your TV is not 4K-ready.
Ybarra said that loading times can also be much shorter. Ironically given this, there remains a long wait for the Xbox One X, including the limited-quantity Project Scorpio Edition – but you can preorder your unit before it is released with a price of $499.99 in November.