Gamers give their verdicts after being among the first in the UK to try the Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is nearly here – and fans in the UK have just been able to play it for the first time.

People at the EGX games expo in Birmingham have been playing demos of new games for the follow-up to the Xbox One.

Microsoft promise a more powerful processor which will be able to run games in 4K ultra-HD.

Here’s what gamers thought – after being some of the first in the UK to try the console.

Ashley and Omick

Ashley and Omick

“Wow. It’s mind-blowing,” says Ashley, who was playing Assassin’s Creed.

“The game really does pop out at you, whereas before you didn’t get that depth of field that you get now.”

Omick adds: “It’s definitely leaps and bounds ahead of what’s currently out there.

“It’s just a matter of using the power to take it to new gaming heights.

And they don’t have any qualms paying around £500 for the console – they’ve both pre-ordered it.

“It’s a case of if you want that PC-level quality experience but don’t want the complexity of setting it all up,” says Omick.

Christina and Myles

Christina and Myles

Having just played the new console, Christina and her boyfriend Myles are both slightly more reserved.

“The game we played showed off the 4K really well, and showed the potential of the new Xbox,” says Christina.

“Definitely going from 720p to 4K is nicer. It ran really well. No latency at all,” agrees Myles.

But they’re both concerned about the price – and not just of the console.

“To get the 4K and the top graphics, you need to buy the 4K TV as well,” says Christina.

“PlayStation already do 4K, so Xbox needed to step up. They are, but you have to look at the price and see what else they can give us [for that price]”.

Matt and Matt

Matt ad Matt

One of the Matts isn’t really buying the claims of the Xbox One X being more powerful than ever.

“Apparently the PS4 Pro was the most powerful one as well. They can say what they want, it’s just marketing gimmicks.”

He’s not sure the console will take off because 4K TVs are still relatively new and expensive: “When they become a lot cheaper, people will appreciate the ability of the consoles,” he says.

The other Matt dopes admit the game play was “really good” with impressive graphics, but is still “a Sony fanboy” at heart.

He’s more into indie games, so “it’s more about the games than power for me.

“I don’t have a 4K TV, so at the minute it’s fun but not realistic.”

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