Xbox One X Review

When Xbox One X was first announced, Microsoft assured that it will be the strongest video game console to ever see the light of day, and they have delivered. The new iteration is fantastic and is miles ahead of other consoles that are already available in the market. Specification wise, nothing even comes close. If you have a 4K TV, and like incredible visuals, then you owe it to yourself to get your hands on Xbox One X. Not only the game video games available to date look sharper, but a number of games have seen increase in the frame rates as well. With this new console at your disposal, you will be playing the already released and upcoming titles in native 4K, and at better frames, which is something that you won’t find anywhere else.

No More Restrictions

Playing video games on consoles has always felt restrictive, and while you will not be getting the freedom that PC provides, Xbox One X comes pretty close. Even without getting any patches, the games that are already available on the platform have seen increase in frame rates. One of the biggest titles of this generation, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, now runs at 60fps at 4K resolution. This is an amazing feat in itself. Some other high-end games have received new patches that have upgraded the game for the Xbox One X users.

Assassins Creed Origins look the best on it, and other versions don’t even come close. The vistas and landscapes in 4K look sharp, and help immerse you in the game’s world. Another game that has received this patch is Rise of the Tomb Raider. The game now runs at native 4K resolution, and the occasional frame drops that we witnessed on the original Xbox One are not present here. Other minor improvements have also been done to enhance the overall gaming experience. As mentioned above, if you are a fan of high-quality visuals and have a 4K TV, then you really must get your hands on the Xbox One X. In terms of visual quality, there is nothing better than this machine, but there are some downsides to it which you will have to adhere.

Downsides

Xbox One X improves the quality of every game released so far, third and first party. However, the problem is that Microsoft has completely given up first party titles. No new AAA title has been revealed in quite a while and with a way things are going, it doesn’t seem like things are going to change all that much. Despite its prowess, not a lot of people are lining up to get their hands on Xbox One X, and the main reason behind it is that there aren’t a lot of exclusive titles to play on the console. Software sells video game machines, and Microsoft has been lagging behind Sony and Nintendo by quite some margin. They do have a few notable exclusive titles, but they are not enough to warrant a sale. Lack of software is holding Microsoft and Xbox One X back, and the tech giant wants to regain its glory, it needs to work on new and exciting exclusive content.