Tuesday, November 7 sees the release of Microsoft’s most powerful console ever – the Xbox One X. We’ve been poking and prodding at it for the last week, working on coming to our conclusions about it. Today marks the embargo date for the system, and reviews are starting to roll out. After a week or so with the system, we’re not quite ready to offer up our verdict.
The fact is, there just aren’t enough games to make a good conclusion just yet. There are a few, yeah – Gears of War 4, Super Lucky’s Tale, Rise of Tomb Raider to name a few. But we want to get a few more minutes with the system before we give our final word.
In the meantime, we can offer up some initial impressions.
The Xbox One X is the ultimate Xbox machine, without question. Whether we’re talking about Xbox One X Enhanced titles, un-enhanced Xbox One games, or Xbox 360 and Xbox games, huge swaths of the Xbox library simply play better on the system. At worst, you get identical performance, but in many cases, games are running how they were originally designed to. Frame rates are steadier, and sometimes resolutions are even higher. There’s never been a single place to play so many Xbox games from the platform’s 16-year legacy.
Meanwhile, Xbox One X enhancements are starting to roll out. Some enhancements are more dramatic than others, and this is an area that will likely require some patience and developers get the hang of it.
We’re continuing to plug away at the review, so keep your eyes peeled for it very soon.