Microsoft’s thrilled gamers at this year’s E3 with the announcement of its behemoth the Xbox One X – officially touted as the world’s most powerful console.

With it being in development for a while under the guise of Project Scorpio (first revealed at last year’s E3) its shadow has loomed largely over the PS4 pro especially after it promised to be more powerful. Rendering graphics in 4K resolutions and equipped to play 4K Blu-rays, it boasts specs which have not yet been achieved thus far in the console world.

Leaning towards being more of a mid-range gaming PC, Microsoft will be hoping that this will be enough to help close the significant ground Sony has made with the PS4 console over its rival. In a move which will appease die-hard fans it will also be backwards compatible, so it will play hard copies from the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Aesthetically the console is very sleek boasting to be the smallest Xbox – smaller than the Xbox One S, which is impressive given all the tech within and is sure to be welcomed by hardcore gamers who have already over populated the space under their TV. However, with all that power under the hood were there any games previewed to justify all the hype? the short answer lies somewhere in between yes and no.

While there is no doubt that the machine is very powerful, there was little on display that truly showed off the console’s full capabilities, apart from a few exceptions (Bioware’s Anthem, 4A Games Metro Exodus and Forza Motorsport 7).

Nevertheless, the potential is unquestionable and with it due to be released on the 7th of November priced at $499/£449 there is sure to be lots more shown in the run up to its release.