The Xbox One had a depressing introduction into the world of “next-generation” consoles.
It offered very few first-party games at its introduction and was slated to drop at an expensive price tag of $500.
It was stated to be a powerhouse console and would have tons of new features and updating old things everyone loved about the Xbox 360.
Then came a barrage of problems.
First it was announced that there would be no backwards compatibility, which angered a whole bunch of fans whose 360 collection would go to absolute waste.
Then they announced that there would be no connection between 360 and Xbox One players making it impossible to connect with friends who don’t have the latest console.
Most of these idiotic decisions led to many people choosing PlayStation as their console, the PS4 offered a wide variety of games and was $100 less.
Microsoft later righted their wrongs and made the Xbox One backward compatible, however, it was only for certain games.
I own an Xbox One and it’s a decent little console but heavens the space issue is probably one of the worst.
Large games like NBA 2K18 and GTA V take up huge amounts of space and once you run out, you’re stuck either buying additional storage or lamenting on having to delete a game just to make space.
Recently Xbox teased a new console called “Project Scorpio” leading everyone to believe a new console was on the way.
Microsoft debuted the Xbox One X (fka Project Scorpio) at E3 in July and it touted some pretty impressive specs.
It renders in 4K graphics, has a 8-core Custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, and with 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of memory bandwidth, the Scorpio Engine is the world’s most powerful console gaming processor.
Pretty impressive, as shown by the gameplay of the newest Assassin’s Creed game, which is slated to drop with the console.
However, Microsoft still hasn’t learned from the Xbox One debacle as the One X is slated for a pricey $500.
Many believe the One X’s price, as well as a required 4K television, will drive people away from what is, graphically speaking, a breathtaking console.
The Xbox One X has the potential to be a game changer in the industry, pun intended.