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While Microsoft just released its slimmer model of the Xbox One in the form of the Xbox One S, that hasn’t stopped many people from wondering how things are going for the Xbox One Scorpio.That console is set to be a major upgrade compared to the Xbox One or Xbox One S, bringing vastly superior specs.
The Xbox One released back in 2013 and has since got a revision with the Xbox One S, but the major leap this generation is set to arrive later this year with the Scorpio.Microsoft has been very tight lipped about the Scorpio itself, but the head of Xbox has now gotten a chance try out his first games on it and has given his thoughts.
The big closer at Microsoft’s E3 conference for the Xbox One was a glimpse into the future with a short video officially announcing that they were working on what is currently known as Project Scorpio.Information about the Scorpio has been pretty few and far between, but one feature promoted initially has now been removed from the official website.
Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios, calls Sony’s PS4 Pro a “half-assed upgrade,” when compared to Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.He goes on to say that Project Scorpio is a “full blown next-gen machine that’s just backwards-compatible to your current library.
Notorious gaming analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush has some viewpoints that fans awaiting the Xbox Scorpio may not want to hear.With the console expected to release later this year, Microsoft dubbed the Xbox Scorpio the most powerful console ever made.
This news all came after the reveal of their Q4 2016 fiscal year results that were released alongside an earnings conference call which talked about the future as well, including some interesting mention of the Xbox Scorpio.Used systems and games are obviously the focus for GameStop, but they also sell a lot of new products as well.
We’ve been waiting for more details on Project Scorpio ever since and the wait is almost over for some new information.With a release scheduled for later this year, we have been wondering when Microsoft would fully unveil the Scorpio, with some assuming that might come at E3.
So just what will be revealed about Project Scorpio today?Instead, Microsoft will focus on the hardware specs of the console, which have been the most controversial part about it since its E3 reveal.
While the first tech specs were revealed, a price was not put on the console just yet.However, given the components of the machine, it’s looking like the Xbox Scorpio is not going to be cheap.
The Diagram lists four parts to the system:
1) Scorpio Engine – Features 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s Memory Bandwidth and advanced, custom silicon.” The engine is capable of what Microsoft lists as “True 4K Gaming” powered by the 12GB GDDR5 Memory.
” Revealed today, the Xbox Scorpio legitimately sounds like Microsoft seeking to win the war on visual fidelity front when it comes to home consoles.The specs revealed today indicate that it will be way ahead of both the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Nintendo Switch.
After months of teases we’re finally getting some cold hard facts about Xbox Project Scorpio, the ambitious new console that is touted as the “most powerful of all time.That’s been resolved somewhat, but according to a new piece about the Project Scorpio dev kit, Xbox’s new console won’t have any of those compatibility problems.
Microsoft’s Project Scorpio isn’t on the market and doesn’t even have an official name, but it seems like the company is already looking at what will come next.In the interview, Spencer explains that while Scorpio represents a big shift in the console market, Xbox is still invested in the space.
However, a recent look at the development version of the console on Gamasutra has revealed at least what the development kits actually look like.Does that mean that this is what the Scorpio will look like?
We are proud of the diverse lineup of games coming this year that will only be playable on Xbox One and will play better on Project Scorpio.There really is no telling what Microsoft could announce at E3 2017 in terms of games.