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Microsoft reveals Xbox One X, a new console designed to 'empower the world's creators'


By John Glenday | Reporter

June 12, 2017 | 2 min read

Microsoft is seeking to flex gamers creative muscles with the launch of its latest console, the Xbox One X, which also promises to keep consumers on-side by maintaining backwards compatibility.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One X, a new console designed to 'empower the world's creators'

Alongside the black box of tricks itself Microsoft debuted 42 new titles (including 22 exclusives) which will be available on the 4K ready machine including Minecraft; Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Metro Exodus.

Key to this fecundity will be the ease of development for the new platform with Microsoft promising to ‘empower the world’s creators’ by making the Xbox One X the best platform on which to create games rather than just play them.

This approach will see Microsoft invest heavily in easing the production path for games developers to ensure that the device has the largest selection of content possible.

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer remarked: “Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player. Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we’ve also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination.”

Formerly known as Project Scorpio the $499 (£449) machine will be available to purchase from 7 November.

In the meantime Microsoft is still heavily marketing its current generation Xbox with US actor and comedian Danny McBride wheeled out as brand ambassador for the platform.

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