With the console gaming world awaiting their announcement at E3 last night, Microsoft took the centre stage to announce their new generation of console, previously known as Project Scorpio, dubbing the new console as the Xbox One X.

Their latest console will become part of the Xbox One family of consoles that already consists of the Xbox One, Xbox One S and from November 7th, the latest generation console Xbox One X.

With gamers watching with anticipation, Xbox revealed their new sleek, designed Xbox One X to the world, exposing the power that will be held within their smallest Xbox One console ever and those of you that have an understanding of hardware will instantly see that the evolution of the console now makes the console almost as powerful as a gaming PC.

With six teraflop graphics processor running at 1172 Mhz, 12GB of GDDR5 memory and a 2.3 GHz central processor it prepared to enter the console marketplace as the most powerful gaming console ever created, dwarfing the performance that Sony has already announced previously will come with their Sony Playstation 4 Pro.

With more power than their rival, Xbox continued to roll out the impressive list of features that the Xbox One X will bring to the market, including UHD Blu-Ray player as well as native 4K resolution which will be boosted with HDR lighting effects and Dolby Atmos surround sound.

As gamers watched on, there were a number of announcements that left gamers ready to part with their hard-earned money once the console launches, including the first look at the upcoming Forza 7 game showcased in full 4K resolution glory.

While the graphics were impressive, many gaming fans seemed to want more from the most powerful console in the world to date, especially when Microsoft announced that the console would be coming to the market with a £449/$499 price tag.

The world exclusive revealed no less than 42 new titles that would be coming to the console and the announcement that there were a number of existing titles that would be getting a free update to make them 4K ready, including the likes of Minecraft, Gears of War 4, Resident Evil 7 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.

While the reveal was impressive, one of the highlights for many gamers was the news that Microsoft was also going to continue to support backward compatibility, increasing the scope of the project as they revealed that the new console would also allow for original Xbox gaming titles to be played on the console.

With the rumours that Sony will look to counter the reveal of the Xbox One X later today with the announcement that they are looking to release their Sony Playstation 4 Pro with a price drop, it could mean that their rival enters into the market significantly cheaper than the Xbox One X, making it more accessible to those that are looking for a more affordable gaming console.