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The Xbox One X is Here!

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There’s always something special about a new console launch – whether it’s a completely new generation, or a svelte and sleeker “slim” treatment, it always feels like a bit of a rebirth. With the new Xbox One X, we’re seeing something pretty unique in the console gaming scene. It’s a piece of hardware that both stands in a league of its own from a performance standpoint, but one that also embraces the legacy of not only its current generation, but of the ones that came before.

The Xbox One X is an immaculately styled evolutionary monster, a teraflop-wielding, scorpion-riding, harbinger of high-resolution gaming goodness – a true “halo” product in the Xbox One family. We’re extremely excited to be part of this new chapter and can’t wait for folks to see Halo in a whole new light.

HALO 5

With today’s launch of the Xbox One X, Halo 5 can now be experienced in glorious 4K eyeball-excitement. It’s no exaggeration when we say that Halo 5 looks and plays better than ever on Xbox One X – with unmatched clarity, richness, and detail in 4K Ultra HD (on a compatible display, of course), get crisp, smooth control, and consistent visual feedback, plus bathe in the glory of Xbox One X’s unsung benefit, way faster load times. Seriously, load up a campaign mission and see. It’s glorious.

In a recent Halo Livestream, 343’s Studio Head of FPS Games Chris Lee spoke about some of the new advantages that playing Halo 5 on the Xbox One X will bring – check his portion out right HERE. Plus, Chris also spoke recently with Xbox Wire on more details regarding enhancing Halo 5 for the Xbox One X, and he and Frank O’Connor joined the Xbox team on the official Xbox One X launch stream which you can check out right HERE.

HALO WARS 2

Of course, Halo 5 isn’t the only horse in the stable, as Halo Wars 2 also sees a rather lovely upgrade thanks to the power of the new console. The beloved RTS experience has supported 4K resolutions since launch on Windows 10 PC, with HDR support added for both Xbox One S and PC several months ago. Now, with its latest update, you’ll be able to bring all of these delicious visual enhancements over to your new Xbox One X in one convenient console package.

Of course, Halo 5 isn’t the only horse in the stable, as Halo Wars 2 also sees a rather lovely upgrade thanks to the power of the new console. The beloved RTS experience has supported 4K resolutions since launch on Windows 10 PC, with HDR support added for both Xbox One S and PC several months ago. Now, with its latest update, you’ll be able to bring all of these delicious visual enhancements over to your new Xbox One X in one convenient console package. 

Also, Scarab beams in 4K? So, so good.

HALO 3

But wait, what about some of those classic Halo experiences that helped cement Halo’s legacy? Whether you’re a long-time Legendary liaison, or a fresh-to-the-franchise greenhorn looking to brush up on your Halo history, going back to play some of the older time-honored titles is both a blast and a benefit to your overall experience. Recently, Halo: CEA, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4 joined Halo: Reach and Halo Wars in making all Xbox 360-era mainline Halo games backwards-compatible on the Xbox One.

To make things even better, just a few weeks ago, we announced that Halo 3 would be receiving the “enhanced for Xbox One X” treatment, letting players experience the legendary fight-finishing finale to the original trilogy in glorious 4K resolution on the Xbox One X. It’s a sight to behold, and a fitting honor for the newly ten-year-old title.

MORE IN STORE

Of course, it’s not just a new console arrival that Halo fans have to be excited about. We’ve got the brand-new Overtime content release for Halo 5, which brings the beloved Oddball mode back in full force. We also have the upcoming Halo World Championship 2018, with some exciting related news and announcement just down the road for fans of top-flight competitive Halo.

All in all, it’s a great time to be a fan of both Xbox and Halo, and we’d even like to think we’re just getting started.

Congrats to the entire Xbox One X team on a successful launch, and we’ll see you online!

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