GET THE MOST FROM IT
FIVE MORE PIECES OF KIT THAT WILL HELP THE NEW XBOX FULFIL ITS POTENTIAL
1 4K TV
To see the real impact of the visual improvements that the Xbox One X’s hardware offers, you’re going to want a nice juicy 4K TV, ideally with HDR. Hisense ULED Series 7 and Sony’s X8500 range are reasonably priced options that will let you appreciate the sharp picture and deep HDR colours capabilties offered by the Xbox One X – check out our Elite pages (p91) for more.
2 SOUND SYSTEM
The Xbox One X is a console that supports Dolby Atmos sound, so you’ll want some Atmos-enabled hardware to get the most out of the game-changing (and improving) spatial surround sound. The Samsung HW-K950 is a neat solution that delivers a full Dolby Atmos experience with only three separate speakers (and a sub) in your living room.
3 DUKE CONTROLLER
Microsoft is also releasing a remastered version of the original Xbox controller, fondly known as The Duke, that will be compatible with the entire Xbox family. It’ll look retro, but be completely modern in terms of features (including wireless). No price has been announced yet, but you’ll be able to get your hands on it in time for Christmas.
4 SEAGATE 8TB DRIVE
The Xbox One X has a 1TB hard drive, but its 4K game files will require a lot of space. You’ll want an external hard drive. You won’t find one better than Seagate’s 8TB Game Drive – it’s tailored for use with the Xbox family and has two front-facing USB ports to charge extra controllers. You won’t have to delete games for a very long time.
5 PLANTRONICS HEADSET
You can’t game online without a good gaming headset. We’d suggest Plantronics’ RIG 800LX Wireless. For starters, it’s Dolby Atmos enabled. Plus, with 24-hour wireless battery life, as well as a noise-cancelling microphone and the ability to control the balance between game and chat sound, it’s a high-end headset for a high-end console.