Xbox Scorpio will be at E3 this year
Xbox Scorpio WILL be at this year's E3 gaming expo, Microsoft has confirmed.
The new high-spec Project Scorpio console will make an appearance at E3, where Microsoft will reveal the new console and a selection of games.
"I’m proud of the progress made with Project Scorpio and what it will mean for the creators who fuel the passion of gamers around the world," reads an Xbox blog post.
"On behalf of everyone at Team Xbox, thank you for your continued passion and support. We’re excited to unveil Project Scorpio and the amazing game experiences it powers at E3 this June."
Interestingly, Microsoft has also been speaking about virtual reality, telling fans that they want to take an open and more inclusive approach to VR.
"So we're going to…my approach is to try and take a more open and inclusive approach to VR," Spencer told Gamasutra.
"The problem is the other people who are creating closed ecosystems are probably not going to like that. They're probably not going to want to play.
"But I'm going to try and be as open as we can, definitely across the platforms that we support. Because I think that right now if you're a developer, you're just looking for oxygen to go sell your game. And having to pick the winner in VR, this early, feels like a path to not having this space really take off, to me."
Microsoft Xbox Scorpio image gallery Mon, April 3, 2017
Microsoft's high-spec Project Scorpio has a holiday 2017 release date.
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Xbox Project Scorpio
It will be interesting to see if Xbox Scorpio looks anything like the dev kits that were photographed ahead of the next big Microsoft reveal.
The Xbox Scorpio dev kit looks very similar to the Xbox One S, sporting the same white frame and form factor.
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The Xbox One and Xbox One S dev kits were nearly identical to the retail versions, so there's a chance this is the design Microsoft has settled on.
We should see the final design, price and release date at this year's E3 gaming expo in June.
As for the specs, the CPU is said to be 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