UPDATE: Microsoft's latest Xbox Scorpio might have revealed more than first thought.
Fans have spotted a potential Xbox Scorpio release date hidden within a recent Facebook post.
The numbers '101317' were spotted in a crowd scene in the video. This could mean the Xbox Scorpio will launch on Friday, October 13 later this year.
ORIGINAL: The Xbox Scorpio hype has started in earnest ahead of E3 2017.
Microsoft has released a brand new teaser trailer featuring its high-spec Project Scorpio console.
With a "Feel True Power" tagline, the trailer tell fans to tune in to Microsoft's E3 2017 conference on June 11.
Interestingly, however, while the Project Scorpio release date and name remain under wraps, the teaser trailer suggests it will use the same controller as the original Xbox One.
The controller used in the video is black, which also suggests that Microsoft has decided on a classic colour scheme.
Fans will find out for sure during Microsoft's E3 2017 conference at 10pm UK time this Sunday.
Microsoft are right to focus on the power of the Xbox Scorpio, but the new console will need more than high specs to be a success. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at what Microsoft needs to get right with Project Scorpio…
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XBOX Scorpio will need to have an affordable price tag, more exclusive games and a sleek design if it's going to be a success.
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Xbox Scorpio steps to success: Price, Exclusive Games and more
There are concerns that the Xbox Scorpio could launch with a higher price in the UK.
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Speaking to MCV, Garry Williams of Sold Out Sales and Marketing has speculated that the console could cost as much as £499 if Microsoft uses Brexit as an excuse to go higher in the UK.
"The specs suggest a £449 level – this is perceived as a higher tier machine," Williams said. "But with Brexit as an excuse to go higher, migrating console pricing towards the level of a higher end PC must be one goal, so maybe even £499."
Actionacy’s games marketing consultant Christian-Peter Heimbach believes that the Xbox Scorpio will be bundled with Forza, and that fans will pay more for a premium product.
Xbox Scorpio HYPE begins ahead of E3 2017
The impressive console has a CPU that is 30% faster than that of the original Xbox One, while the GPU is 4.6 times more powerful than its predecssor.
Interestingly, the 8GB of memory – which is up from the 5GB found in the original Xbox One – allows the console to process art assets, making it easier to run 4K resolution visuals at higher speeds.
The full list of Xbox Scorpio specs can be seen below…
- CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
- GPU 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz
- Memory 12GB GDDR5
- Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s
- Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch
- Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray