The latest Xbox Scorpio price, release date, specs and Project Scorpio games news
It was expected that something was set to be revealed during a new Microsoft hardware in New York on May 2nd, starting at 9.30am, under the tagline “Learn what’s next”.
The event follows weeks of rumours surrounding what Microsoft has planned for the remainder of 2017, but it appears unlikely to hold anything directly linked to Project Scorpio.
There may be some kind of Xbox One news, however, with a new Windows 10 Cloud operating system reportedly set to be unveiled.
Windows 10 Cloud is thought to be targeting the success of Google’s Chrome OS, and should also run Universal Windows Apps.
It seems likely that this will have some kind of effect on the Xbox One and Project Scorpio, although just how far Microsoft will go with their integration is anyone’s guess .
It has been confirmed that the new high-spec console will make an appearance at E3 though, where Microsoft will reveal the new console and a selection of Xbox Scorpio 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."
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Microsoft's high-spec Project Scorpio has a holiday 2017 release date.
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Interestingly, Microsoft has also been speaking about virtual reality, telling fans that they want to take an open and more inclusive approach to VR.
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"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."
And 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.
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.
It was recently revealed that the Xbox Scorpio is capable of hitting ultra settings with room to spare, according to Forza developer Turn 10.
While Xbox One Scorpio specs were revealed in full last week, fans haven't actually seen any 4K gameplay footage.
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The closest we've come is a still from a ForzaTech demo based on Turn 10 racing game Forza 6.
And fans are in for a real treat according to Turn 10 Software Architect Chris Tector, who told Eurogamer how powerful Project Scorpio really is.
"The crazy story here is that we’ve gone over our PC ultra settings and for everything that’s GPU-related, we’ve been able to max it – and that’s what we’re running at, 88 per cent," he said.
"This is rendering the player LOD for every car, so you won’t see a single LOD pop.
"[It’s the] top-level model you’d see in race, one below what you see in Autovista, the model you usually only see for the player. And then we balance out LODs across the scene. It’s a disgusting abuse of GPU power is what it is, right?"
Tector said that the studio can now spend its time improving image quality, instead of making various power trade-offs.