Microsoft has unveiled what it is calling the most powerful gaming console, the Xbox One X, offering 40% more power than any other console. Formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”, the new console includes a large and diverse lineup of 42 games, including 22 that are exclusive to the Xbox One X.

Xbox One X will be available from 7 November, retailing for $499.00.

Gamers can experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display.

“Xbox empowers game developers large and small to create different types of games for every type of player,” says Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft. “Not only do we have the biggest cross-platform blockbusters on our platform, we’ve also scoured the world to bring our fans unique content from creative artists that capture the imagination.”

Xbox One X has been designed to be the best console to create and play games on, with true 4K graphic fidelity. And all existing Xbox games and accessories are compatible with Xbox One X.

Backward-compatibility extends beyond almost 400 popular Xbox 360 games to include original Xbox classics, many of which will be enhanced to run in true 4K, or enhanced with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times on a 1080p TV.

Xbox One X offers an entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support.

Among the games available on launch are Anthem, The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti, Ashen, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Black Desert, Code Vein, Crackdown 3, Cuphead, The Darwin Project, Deep Rock Galactic, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Forza Motorsport, The Last Night, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Metro Exodus, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Minecraft, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Super Lucky’s Tale and Tacoma.

Pictured: Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, discusses the Xbox One family of devices (photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images)