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Xbox One backward compatibility expands to include original Xbox games

Xbox One backward compatibility expands to include original Xbox games

The One X features a liquid cooled vapour chamber, and a proprietary optimised power management method named after engineer that created it. The new console looks pretty much identical to the developer kits we saw earlier this year, minus the OLED display, physical buttons, and real-time clock.

Games not optimised for One X will still benefit from faster load times and anisotropic filtering, Microsoft said. All was made clear as Spencer announced the Xbox One X, a new, higher-powered version of the Xbox One which Spencer billed as "the most powerful console ever created".

The truth is that I've been an Xbox fan ever since the Xbox 360 made me defect from the PlayStation, and although my gaming PC was my go-to gaming experience, things like Federation Internationale de Football Association and Forza were beautifully constructed for consoles and their controllers.

Microsoft highlighted several new games coming exclusively to the Xbox One platform, which includes the new Xbox One X as well as Windows 10 and the original Xbox One. It's now called the Xbox One X, and it's both the smallest Xbox ever built as well as the most powerful console ever - built for gaming on 4K TVs, in HDR, at a smooth 60fps. We got a good glimpse at some of the things Microsoft is working on.

You've got to love a game described as a "video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations". It's a fascinating looking adventure that we can't wait to see more of. While the PS VR continues to suffer from a lack of games, it still represents a relatively affordable entry point for virtual reality, offering a slice of the VR experience you can get on a gaming PC for a fraction of the price.




This was followed up by the announcement that Minecraft will be receiving a complete overhaul with the "super duper" 4K graphics pack.

This newly-minted multiplayer shooter looks like it has a lot to offer.

A total of 42 games, 22 of which are exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox One consoles, were shown off at the press show. This year's press briefing outdid itself by unveiling Forza Motorsport 7 in conjunction with an actual Porsche, because at an event like E3 the best way to throw down the gauntlet is often ostentatious consumption.

At E3 2015, the nearly off-hand announcement that Xbox 360 games would be playable on the Xbox one stole the show.

Xbox Head Phil Spencer has repeatedly used the word "premium" to describe Microsoft's next Xbox console, code-named Project Scorpio.


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