The wait is over (again)! The Xbox One X will join global launch celebrations, launching in line with global markets on 7 November with a recommended retail price of NZD$749.
Starting today, Kiwi gamers can ‘officially’ pre-order a standard edition 1TB Xbox One X console for NZD$749. This comes nearly two months after the initial announcement of pre-order availability of the limited edition Project Scorpio edition of the Xbox One X console. Xbox have also announced that the list of Xbox One X enhanced titles has now grown to more than 130 and counting, including new additions like Far Cry 5, L.A. Noire, Greedfall and Okami HD.
Here are some of what Xbox’s partners are saying about gaming on the Xbox One X console:
“It’s a crazy powerful box. [Shadow of War on Xbox One X] will be the prettiest possible version of the game [among consoles]. We have some dev kits which also load a lot faster. While in development it’s extra nice to load a giant world in a matter of seconds so we can iterate faster. But it will also have faster loading times for players.” – Bob Roberts, Middle-earth: Shadow of War Design Director, as quoted in GamesRadar+.
“The experience of the game is the same across all of the different platforms. We try to make sure the game shines on every platform the best it can. Having said that, the Xbox One X version is absolutely the most beautiful version.” – Ashraf Ismail, Assassin’s Creed Origins Game Director, as quoted in WeWriteThings.
“Bringing a PC game to Xbox, Microsoft makes it really easy…So it really just comes down to making the gameplay good. And especially on Xbox One X, two hours after we got the dev kit it was running at 4K, 60fps. That thing is very powerful. It was that easy. I think we were expecting it to take a little longer than that, but no, it was a cinch.” – Jonathan Rogers, Path of Exile Lead Programmer, as quoted in GamesRadar+.
According to Xbox, games will play better on the Xbox One X due to having 40% more power than any other console. Additionally the Xbox One X will make your existing library even better, with better textures, smoother frame-rates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. Players will experience an even more immersive true 4K gaming with a 4K display like the Samsung’s flagship QLED TV.
The Xbox One X also offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support. The Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and co-exist alongside the Xbox One and Xbox One S, with all Xbox One games and accessories being compatible.