Samsung, Microsoft Join Forces For Xbox One X – MediaPost Communications
by Aaron Baar
3 hours ago
When playing an advanced gaming system, it seems a
waste to hook it up to a television that can’t show off all its capabilities.
Samsung and Microsoft have launched an exclusive marketing and retail partnership tying the
former’s QLED TVs sets as the perfect partner for the upcoming Xbox One X, which will include ultra-high definition 4K capabilities.
“With the arrival of true 4K
gaming this fall, the decision to team up with the Xbox One X team was an easy choice,” Eddie Combs, vice president of marketing for Samsung Electronics America, tells Marketing Daily.
“As respective industry leaders in the consumer technology space, Samsung and Xbox are an unbeatable 4K gaming combination.”
The televisions’ picture quality,
low-input lag and game-specific optimization settings make them a perfect companion for the advanced Xbox One X console, showing off the games “the way the developers intended,” Combs
The connection will be extended into Samsung’s Smart Hub operating system on the QLED TVs, which will automatically recognize the Xbox One X console on connection, and
will program the remote to recognize a “Game Mode” voice command to optimize audio and video settings for gaming.
“Xbox One X will bring true 4K gaming to console players for
the first time with 40 percent more power than any other console,” said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Xbox, in a statement. “Samsung’s QLED 4K
TV is our favorite way to play Xbox One X, and we’re thrilled to join forces with Samsung in the U.S. to deliver immersive 4K gaming experiences to our fans.”
First showed off at
this year’s E3 2017 conference in June, the partnership will continue with a custom Samsung TV spot that will run nationally around the launch of the Xbox One X this fall, as well as through
marketing and retail activations in the fall and throughout the holiday season.
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