Xbox Scorpio is getting a truly global launch
Xbox Scorpio's holiday 2017 release date doesn't just apply to the UK, US and Europe.
Ahead of Microsoft's E3 2017 conference in Los Angeles, the company announced its plans for other regions.
Most notably, the Xbox One successor will be released in China by the end of the year.
This is in stark contrast to the Xbox One, which didn't launch in China until 2014 due to a ban on the sale of foreign consoles.
It's an encouraging development for fans in other regions, because it shows that development is going well for Project Scorpio.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer previously assured fans that the high-spec console was still on for a holiday 2017 release date.
Spencer was asked if there was a change to the Scorpio release date on Twitter. He replied: "Schedule looks very good right now, no issues."
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Fans should find out the exact release date during the E3 gaming expo.
Microsoft is also expected to announce the price of Project Scorpio, before revealing a selection of new exclusive games.
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The latter is especially important, or the Xbox Scorpio could have a huge problem when the holiday 2017 release date rolls around.
It was recently confirmed that no new triple-A Halo games will launch for Xbox One this year, while interesting new releases like Fable Legends and Scalebound have been cancelled.
Microsoft's E3 conference takes place on Sunday, June 11 at 10pm UK time.
There are concerns that the Xbox Scorpio could launch with a higher price in the UK.
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.