E3 2016: Microsoft Announces ‘Project Scorpio’

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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Project Scorpio | oprainfall

Microsoft have announced their successor to the Xbox One, currently known as ‘Project Scorpio‘ at the end of their E3 conference.

This updated version will be 4K-capable and VR-ready, therefore allowing developers to optimise their games towards more modern technology and be on par with gaming PCs.

Games released on Project Scorpio will be compatible with the Xbox One and the newly-announced slim model. However, games will look more visually appealing on Project Scorpio, likewise have a better frame rate and fewer technical hiccups.

Project Scorpio is being targeted for a 2017 release, which will also mean it goes up for competition with other console upgrades from Sony and Nintendo.

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  • Mr0303

    Well this means that the XBone and the S model are dead in the water. I really don’t like those mid generational upgrades – they remove the whole point of console gaming.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      not necessarily. I mean those two options are going to be super cheap. I think I’ll get the S model this year for the UHD player and then get the Scorpio either next year or 2018.

    • Mr0303

      I suppose you are right – it depends on the price of Scorpio and what exclusive games it will have.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Assuming they stick to their “all games will work on older and newer models” commitment, this could do well to expand their base. Personally, I’m interested in how cheap the Xbox One S will be when Scorpio comes out. Microsoft has done a lot I like this gen (backwards compatibility, cross-buy with PC, Rare Replay, etc), and for the right price, I’d definitely consider buying an Xbox One.

  • Josh S.

    Boo Microsoft