Xbox One X is Microsoft powerhouse of a gaming console which is scheduled for November release worldwide. In a pleasantly surprising move, Epic Games today announced that they are releasing Unreal Engine 4.17 that will feature full support for the upcoming generation of the Xbox gaming console.
Support for Xbox One X is one of the whole host of new changes and features to arrive in Unreal Engine 4.17 update. As per Epic Games, initial support for developing titles for the Xbox One X has been added to the engine with the full support for the engine to follow soon afterwards.
Adding support for the Xbox One X wasn’t too taxing a task since its build platform is the same already found on the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles.
Epic Unreal Engine is the preferred platform for many popular Xbox titles such as Tekken 7, RiMe, Street Fighter V, Gears of War 4, Ashen, and the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake is also coming with the same engine support.
The Xbox One X is slated for November 7th release. The console will have six teraflops of computing power and over 320GB/s memory bandwidth. Microsoft has termed the Xbox One X as the most powerful gaming console ever created. We will soon find out how well this claims holds in real.
Here is a bit of the official Microsoft statement on the console, “With 40 percent more power than any other console, Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful console. Games play better on Xbox One X. It’s the first time we’ve engineered a system around today’s cutting-edge engines and the blockbuster titles you already love. With the 6-teraflop Scorpio engine, developers can realize their biggest worlds in vibrant 4K and in a superior format for 1080p screens. Built-in supersampling means more visible detail and smoother edges, and you’ll get into the action faster with more efficient loading times.”