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Is The New 4K HDR Xbox One X Worth Its Price? Ubisoft Seems To Think So

by on July 31, 2017
 

Stephan Jukic – July 31, 2017

Xbox One X is coming soon with lots of well-deserved fanfare around it. Not only is the upcoming console showing strong evidence of being the world’s first truly, genuinely, “holy crap it’s real” 4K gaming-capable TV console, it’s also going to deliver assorted graphics and performance boosts to a whole pile of Xbox games. So far, we’re talking about at least 80 titles and while not all of them will come with 4K HDR support, each will reportedly be improved in some crucial way or another when played through the Xbox One X upon its November 7th release to the market. This will apply to gameplay on both 4K UHD TVs and other lower resolution television models or PC monitors.

Now, in a public statement that further boots the reputation of One X console, the founder of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot has come forward with some slightly indirect but rather obvious praise for the new Xbox model. According to comments delivered to the website Gamespot in a talk given by Guillemot:

“We did a deal with Microsoft on Assassin’s Creed Origins, which is taking really good advantage of the power of the machine. We like very much what they are doing because instead of having a Kinect or something this time the industry went after more power for the machine, so more immersion, better AI, and overall better games. We like that because it means the industry will grow because the better the experiences, the more people want to have it. We think it has a good potential. If Microsoft is really behind it, it can do well.”

Assasin's Creed: Origins will be one of many games enhanced by the Xbox One X

Assassin’s Creed: Origins will be one of many games enhanced by the Xbox One X

While some console gaming industry analysts are asking if the Xbox One X will maybe turn out to only be a toy for one small niche of tech-obsessed gamers with extra money to toss around, we’re leaning much more towards the idea that this latest Xbox device will get plenty of broad consumer interest and a large percentage of that in the form of purchases. Upon its November shipping date, the console will sell for a steep but not insane release price tag of $499.99.

This is indeed high when you consider what the current top-shelf Xbox One S models o sale cost but it’s also well below the price of any half decent gaming PC or laptop and only about $50 to $100 pricier than the price of a PlayStation 4 Pro gaming console, depending on which PS4 Pro bundle you go for. Considering just how much more power the Xbox One X is expected to deliver than the PS4 Pro, any of its own Xbox predecessors or even many high-end gaming PCs, $500 doesn’t seem nearly so unreasonable. Furthermore, we’re expecting price drops within as little as weeks after its initial release, especially during the Year End holiday shopping events that most retailers break out.

Story by 4k.com

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  • Jason Nip
    August 1, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I think the Xbox One X will be the tide that raises all ships. If Microsoft focuses their marketing on the fact that all Xbox games will run on all Xbox consoles and run better on Xbox One X than any other consoles period, they will sell a lot of Xbox One consoles. (original, S and X).
    I have both a PS4 and an Xbox One S, but I have been buying all cross compatible games for my Xbox because I plan on upgrading to an Xbox One X.
    In my opinion, PS4 has better exclusives and they should continue focusing on this advantage because the power advantage belongs to MS for the next year or two.

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