Microsoft Announces Xbox Project Scorpio as the Xbox One X

Microsoft Announces Xbox Project Scorpio as the Xbox One X

Microsoft's supercharged Project Scorpio is officially called the Xbox One X.

Project Scorpio finally has a name - it's now called the Xbox One X. The announcement came yesterday at Microsoft's E3 press conference.

Microsoft says the Xbox One X is the world's "most powerful console ever." It features a custom eight-core CPU running at 2.3 GHz, a custom GPU with 60 TFLOPS of power, and 12 GB of RAM. The spec sheet shows a 1 TB hard drive and a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray. It's even a little smaller than the Xbox One S.

All Xbox One accessories and games will work with the One X. Microsoft says that current games will look better and load faster. Several games have been confirmed to be receiving 4K updates. They include:

  • Halo Wars 2
  • Minecraft
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Rocket League
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands

If you're looking forward to grabbing the Xbox One X, you'll only have to wait until November 7. The console will cost $499.

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It's a nice looking console but a bloody horrible name.
There'll be a nickname for this one soon.
Already catching myself calling it the Onex (as you'd pronounce onyx).

All we can hope is, that when it does turn up, it's something as catchy as the good old "Xbone".
That one is so endemic now even the Ubisoft guy slipped and called it that during the microsoft Assassins Creed reveal.

XBox One X? Took you all of five minutes to come up with that one, huh, marketing?

Oh wait, X Box One X. "X.B.O.X." Make that ten minutes.

So now Microsoft sell the Xbone and the Xbonx? How do we even say that? Xbone X, Xbonz, Xbonks? I'm going with Xbonks.

Various Youtube channels were jokingly suggesting that the Scorpio would be called Xbox One X because Microsoft were terrible at naming things.

I never understand Microsoft's marketing strategy, after two years of rumours and hype surrounding the word Scorpio, the new product is not called Scorpio. So all that effort and hype has just been thrown in the bin and has to market from scratch again.

More importantly, Microsoft needs some games for it and they need them to be good.

The Great JT:
XBox One X? Took you all of five minutes to come up with that one, huh, marketing?

Oh wait, X Box One X. "X.B.O.X." Make that ten minutes.

Could be worse. Could've called it the Xbox One Xtreme.

Or xXboXOneXx, in homage to the username of their average customer (420BlaZeIt Battlefield Smoke add-on to be announced soon).

What a dumb fucking name.

Mikeybb:
It's a nice looking console but a bloody horrible name.
There'll be a nickname for this one soon.
Already catching myself calling it the Onex (as you'd pronounce onyx).

Xbone. One Ass. Onyx. Out of these, Onyx is the best. I find Onyx pretty good overall, would have been a cool and imo clever name.

But my ass it will play new games in 4k with decent framerate. But we'll see. So far, with all those backwards compatibility stuff, I'm actually inclined to maybe think about deciding to take a look at the console in order to make a decision of the possibility of buying it. I'm remotely interested.

I mean, the Switch is shit but its games are pretty cool. PS4 has Yakuza. But in general, Onyx offers the most. 499$ though, shit.

I guess I'll watch the Switch more and see if they'll release a new, good Tomodachi on it. Then, I'm sold. Have nothing to look forward to on the Onyx, except for all the damn games from every single MS console. Which aren't as many for me.

So, the only "legit" complain people have is the name?

Huh. Considering 4k blu ray players are 300 fucking dollars maybe I'll get one of these and just have a console too.

XBoneX
....
Because MS has to look like they really wanted Bone but that name was already taken.

NLS:
So, the only "legit" complain people have is the name?

What else is there to talk about? It's an xbox with a bit better specs that's still worse than a PC. The name is the only thing that stands out with it.

NLS:
So, the only "legit" complain people have is the name?

I doubt the actual horsepower and it still has no great exclusives. Fuck, the only reason I want it is to play 360 exclusives at not-garbage framerates.

Maybe a 4K player at best but that'd wear out the drive hard, and I've had some really bad experiences with optical drives on Xbox systems.

X-Box was already a dumb name from the start, and X-Box One thematically stupid because what was the first one, then? The Negative One? So now, we have the X-Box One X, and...I think I see where this is all going.

They're going to call the one after this the X-Box One X-Box.

Microsoft is going to put itself into an endless program loop of 'X-Box One X-Box One X-Box One X-Box' as time goes by. They are stuck on repeat. Nobody in Microsoft is going anywhere until someoe reports a runtime error in the company so that it can be shutdown and rebooted...with no boot disc available.

That might just be the dumbest name for a console ever.

NLS:
So, the only "legit" complain people have is the name?

I dislike pretty much everything about Xbox. But the main thing is the lack of attractive exclusives after three generations.

I bet they want to appeal to the X_720_NoScopez_X crowd.

XboneX.

That pains me just to look at it. Ugh.

Stupid name aside, they really didn't sell me on it. I'm really not surprised by the price point, but to really get them graphics and OMG 4K dudez to do it justice, you need a 4K TV. Of which I don't own, so I would have to spend more money to see all them graphics. Not thank you.

At this point I would rather much get a PC since all the games they showed can be played on PC as well, so there isn't much of a reason for me to get their console.

So it will be faster, in the same way that my newer Android tablet is faster than my older Android tablet. But if it's still constraining itself to only running software that the original XBox One can run... Is that worth $500 to anyone who already has one? Faster loading times, nicer textures, maybe higher resolution for those who insist on running things at 4K? (I guess they're pursuing the market that's invested in 4K televisions...?)

fix-the-spade:
So now Microsoft sell the Xbone and the Xbonx? How do we even say that? Xbone X, Xbonz, Xbonks? I'm going with Xbonks.

XBonks. I like it.

Xbox One...X...box One....XBox One, ECKSBOKSONESX D:

im glad im not the only one that thought back to the old online game days, when your name was taken and you used stuff like _name_ and xXnameXx XD

though the seccond thought i had was 'the parrot sketch'
only its not an EX parrot, its an EX box' lmao.

Microsoft is really bad at naming. The machine is just a tiny bit upgraded Xbox One, so why did they not just flip that new X of theirs a bit and have Xbox One+

Seems right now I'm slagging off companies and brands I otherwise have a lot of time for... (first BioWare's new MP IP, now XB1.5)

Seems nice, but packaging it with the vanilla controller and not the Elite seems a wasted opportunity given how damn good the thing is (I'd rather take what it provides to the gaming experience than higher res and higher fps), and right now it's a complete rip-off in pound sterling.

NLS:
So, the only "legit" complain people have is the name?

Well, until it's out and the world can see what it's performance is really like there is nothing else to discuss.

2023: Introducing our new generation of console, The X!

Pretty much just as I thought: The console is neat. 4K is fun. But there ain't all that much tempting me to bite.

If you're only looking at playing 3rd Party games on a console, the One X is the way to go, but if you are looking at playing awesome exclusives, you should probably still grab a PS4, because Xbox is so behind right now.

Don't really see that changing anytime soon.

Woweee, that's almost as good as a 2012 computer!!

Not going to win a line of Noughts and Crosses with that, foolish MS. But perhaps 'XXX' would present a little too ominous an impression for all those mothers seeking some wholesome alternative to child therapy that won't reflect too badly on their parenting skills.

I'm thinking someone at Microsoft is a fan of anagrams. (Xbox One X - XBOX)

Or, someone is a fan of palindromes but completely fails at the concept of making one.

Or, more likely, their marketing team were too unimaginative to think up a good name [1] so they asked some random jackass on Live to think of a name. Thus, in light of the limited mental capacity of the average Live user, we end up with a name that looks like a gamertag. It starts with an X and ends with an X.

NLS:
So, the only "legit" complain people have is the name?

I mean, it IS a catastrophically stupid name. Right up there with Battlefield 1 and Horizon: Zero Dawn in the gilded halls of Things With Stupid Names. That said:

How about that absurd price tag that several analysts have said is too high for whats in it?

How about that it'll eventually create a rift between Xbox users, not unlike what the Expansion Pack did for the N64? Only worse this time 'round because of the prevalence of online play.

How about the fact that they've spent an ungodly amount of time and money making this thing but still can't be arsed to upgrade and improve their online service? (a service, I might add, that they still charge for)

How about that Microsoft spent their time on building a machine to compete with the PS4Pro at a technical level instead of competing in the one area they needed to compete in: Exclusives people want to play.

There are plenty of complaints. It's just that people are laughing the loudest about the dumb name.

[1] Because fuck those design and engineering team nerds and their stupid "Scorpio" name. The fuck does that even mean? Dorks.

Naldan:
What a dumb fucking name.
[snipped for space]

I guess I'll watch the Switch more and see if they'll release a new, good Tomodachi on it. Then, I'm sold. Have nothing to look forward to on the Onyx, except for all the damn games from every single MS console. Which aren't as many for me.

I just saw someone explaining the name.
it makes sense now.
it's still an awkward name, but it makes sense.

X
Box
One
X

...i'll be sticking with Onyx/Onex until someone comes up with one that's funny and/or embarrassing.

I think I might buy one of these. I've got a lot of Xbox One games. I play fairly religiously. I'm finally at a place in life where I can afford to purchase a new console when it launches. Also, it would be a good excuse to shell out for a 4k TV. I'm gonna consider this purchase.

 

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