Microsoft challenges Sony with powerful new Xbox

Microsoft challenges Sony with powerful new Xbox

(MSFT) filed a trademark application for "Direct Reality" just days ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 press event on Sunday. Those with a 4K television are also set to benefit, with support for 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content.

Elsewhere in the interview, the charismatic executive also revealed that Microsoft doesn't expect Xbox One X to be its' best-selling console next year - Xbox One S will be.

That price point is £100 more than the PS4 Pro - Sony's high-powered rival which launched a year ago - so places some pressure on the One X to hit expectations.

But with Sony's 4K-ready PS4 Pro sporting a lengthy lead over the Xbox One X, and with a heap of compelling first-party exclusives, has Microsoft done enough to turn the tide? It's much more powerful than the GPUs in the Xbox One and One S, which are 12-core processors with respective 853 and 914MHz clock speeds. "The potential price delta between Project Scorpio and the Xbox One of $200 or more is even greater than the delta between the PS4 Pro and the PS4 of $100 or more".

Priced at $499, the new console will be available to the public on November 7.

Microsoft marketing lead Albert Penello then elaborated on Twitter what this change could mean, saying that gamers will be able to use their original Xbox discs to use the games on the current-generation console.

The main competitor in this category is Sony's #Ps4 Pro that was launched in November 2016.

All existing Xbox One games will be compatible with the newest console, and games which have not been produced at 4K resolution can be "scaled up" to improve the visuals. There were rumors in the industry that the Microsoft is going to launch Xbox with Windows 10 OS.

The backward compatibility support will basically work the way the Xbox 360 emulation now works on the Xbox One.

He goes on to add that "We built this to be a premium product for people that want the very, very best console games they've ever seen".

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