The Xbox One X had other names put forward
And now Xbox chief Phil Spencer has revealed that things could have gone a lot differently, with other names for the console under consideration.
The Project Scorpio codename was revealed to be a very popular name, although Microsoft say they would have faced struggles if they had chosen to carry it over officially.
Speaking to IGN, Spencer revealed: “I know a lot of people wanted us to call it 'Scorpio'—Xbox One Scorpio.
Adding, "that's a hard one to get the trademark for."
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When asked about whether dropping the “one” was a viable option, Spencer explained: "No, because we have a family of consoles.
“Because we know different price points are important, and we know that for many customers, maybe customers who haven't jumped into this generation yet, the Xbox One S is a great console for them."
Other considerations came down to other options, such as “Elite” although neither that or the S branding was viable either.
"We obviously looked at 'Elite,' but we've called one of our Xbox One consoles 'Elite' already,” he added.
Microsoft's impressive new console has a CPU that is 30% faster than that of the original Xbox One, while the GPU is 4.6 times more powerful than its predecessor.
Interestingly, the 8GB of memory – which is up from the 5GB found in the original Xbox One – allows the console to process art assets, making it easier to run 4K resolution visuals at higher speeds.
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The full list of Xbox specs can be seen below…
- CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
- GPU 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz
- Memory 12GB GDDR5
- Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s
- Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch
- Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray
The console is being touted as the most powerful ever, and will support true 4K gaming.
However, as Microsoft points out, super sampling means that Xbox One X games will look better on regular HD TVs.
It was also revealed that all of the original Xbox One accessories will be compatible with the Xbox One X.
The Xbox One X is also the smallest Xbox One ever, which is a great accomplishment considering the specs.