Xbox One X Releases Today -- Here's What You Need To Know

The Xbox One X releases today. Need to know what it does and what games are supported by its upgrades? We have you covered.

Back at E3, Microsoft announced their long-in-development 4K upgrade to the Xbox One. Dubbing it the Xbox One X, Microsoft sought to brandish the most powerful console on the market. And now that it's finally in the wild, there are a few things you should know before picking it up.

First among these being that the Xbox One X will set you back $500. For this, you will get a system that can play games in true 4K, which no other console can currently do. Many games will also be able to take advantage of HDR, which allows for a more dynamic range of colors. Lastly, some games will still see some small enhancements for the Xbox One X regardless.

It should be noted that there are not going to be any games exclusive to the Xbox One X that will not also be released on the normal Xbox One as Microsoft does not wish to fracture the install base. Moreover, while you do not need a 4K TV to use this system, there's not much point in having this system without a 4K TV.

It should also be noted that not all games will be able to take advantage of 4K, HDR, or Xbox One X Enhancements; only games that are being supported by developers will have those features. This means that mainly bigger, AAA titles will be supported. On the same note, there are older releases that will be seeing patches to allow access to some of these enhancements, however, the enhancements from game to game can drastically vary.

Microsoft has put together a full list of all the titles that will be taking advantage of the Xbox One X's new capabilities, which can be found here. Wikipedia also has a compendium of games that take advantage of the Xbox One X

Notable titles that are being supported by these upgrades are:

  1. Titanfall 2
  2. Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  3. Forza 7
  4. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  5. Gears of War 4
  6. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  7. Madden 18 
  8. FIFA 18
  9. NBA 2K 18
  10. Call of Duty: World War 2
  11. Crackdown 3 (In Development)
  12. Final Fantasy XV
  13. Halo Wars 2
  14. Mafia 3
  15. PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds (in Development)
  16. Slime Rancher
  17. Star Wars Battlefront 2
  18. And much, much more...

So there you have it, all the basics you need to know associated with the release of the Xbox One X. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on the Xbox One X as it develops. 

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Published Nov. 7th 2017

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