Now the gaming enthusiasts will have to burn a bigger hole in their pockets if they want to play the Microsoft Xbox One X. Surprisingly there is no update regarding the price of Xbox One S. On Friday Gammill wrote that Xbox Insiders owning Xbox One X or Xbox One S consoles would be "pleasantly surprised very soon", with regard to 1440p support.
The important thing to remember is that the Xbox One S supports streaming video and Blu-ray at UltraHD resolution.
But while supersampling provides benefits to those who primarily use 1080p displays, those who have 1440p monitors don't get the same treatment. Currently, the Xbox One X downsamples exclusively to 1080p, resulting in a lower than native resolution on 1440p displays.
A Tweet by Microsoft's Xbox Platform Partner Group manager, Kevin Gammill, provided the core of today's news.
KitGuru Says: While I don't see many 1440p being as popular among Xbox gamers as it is on PC, I think it is great to see Microsoft supporting as many users as possible.
This news is like a bummer for the gaming enthusiasts as the gaming console was already selling at a higher price. The $50 price cut is applicable to all Xbox One S variants including the bundled versions that comes with a free copy of Forza Horizon 3, Madden 18 or Minecraft.
"When the world's most powerful console launches on November 7, you will be able to run select Xbox 360 games at higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and expanded color details", Microsoft wrote back in October of a year ago.