Xbox One X is clunky and trite — here’s what I would have chosen to best define the “most powerful console ever.”
Yesterday was a pretty big day for the Xbox brand — as was to be expected, of course. Since last year, we’ve known that this year’s E3 Press Conference for Microsoft would stand as the full reveal for their brand new console, initially called Project Scorpio. Dubbed the “most powerful console ever” by the company (and boy are they not afraid to reiterate that point), the Project Scorpio reveal was met with a great deal of curiosity. What could the console really do? How would it work? How much would it cost? And, most important of all things (in the history of mankind, really) — what would it be called?
During Sunday’s press conference, we got the answer to all of these questions. The console could do quite a bit in the technical department (six teraflops, 4K clarity, liquid cooling, etc), would work with a number of previous and upcoming games, and would come at a (debatable high) price point of $499. But what of the oh important name for the new console? Well, we got an answer to that too…the brand new console has been dubbed the “Xbox One X.”
Though not the worst title for a console (as long as “Wii U” exists, nothing else will ever take that crown again), it’s still not that great. It lacks rhythm, looks weird, and most crucial of all, is the most boring choice Microsoft could have possibly gone for when crafting a new console name. Then again, from the house that brought us “Xbox One” in the first place, that shouldn’t be much of a shock.
Still though, the lackluster response to the console’s new name got me thinking…if Xbox One X is such a bland title, what really could have been better? Well, I just happen to have 40 completely legitimate, totally serious suggestions that Microsoft should have taken when considering what to call their newest console beast. Feel free to contact me at anytime for further input, Mr. Phil Spencer. My line is always open.