At this year’s E3 conference, Microsoft Corporation announced Xbox Project Scorpio, describing it as the most powerful console ever built. The console will feature six teraflops of GPU delivering a premier gaming experience including true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality. The console is scheduled to arrive at the end of next year. In this article, we’ll discuss all we know about Scorpio.
Powerful Than PS4 and PS4 Neo
Project Scorpio is a mid-generation upgrade to the Xbox One. It will offer eight CPU cores; over 320GB/s of memory bandwidth; six teraflops (TF) of GPU power; 4K gaming support; and VR support, according to an article published in EuroGamer.
Six teraflops of raw computing performance make this console an ideal machine for intense graphics. The device allows its users to experience gaming in 4K.
Earlier, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said that gamers without 4K television won’t get the full experience of Project Scorpio. The gaming console “is designed as a 4K console, and if you don’t have a 4K TV, the benefit we’ve designed for, you’re not going to see,” he told EuroGamer.
Spencer, however, later said that “some developers will take advantage of that 6 teraflops in different ways.” This means they won’t have to use the extra processing power to necessarily get 4K, and can channel it towards a better looking 1080p experience instead, according to EuroGamer.
Project Scorpio will offer a great gaming experience. Some existing Xbox One games “will look different” and may “run a little better” on the console. According to the report, Project Scorpio will offer a sizable leap over both the PS4 and PS4 Neo, with much better graphical and memory capabilities.
Microsoft Corporation won’t release any Project Scorpio exclusives. All games running on the Xbox One will work on the new console. The company premiered a wide range of games launching this year and beyond for Xbox One and Windows 10, including a mix of exclusives, blockbusters and independent games.
Release Date, Price
Microsoft said that Project Scorpio will be released in a holiday 2017. The company yet to announce a final release date as well as the price or cost of Project Scorpio. Sony’s mid-generation upgrade, the PS4 Neo, is expected to be launched late this year.
Scorpio Didn’t Overshadow Microsoft Xbox One S
In other news, Microsoft will launch the Xbox One S in two versions – 500 gigabyte (GB) and 1 terabyte (TB) – on Tuesday, August 23. The redesigned gaming console will arrive in two bundles: the Madden NFL 17 Bundle and the Halo Collection Bundle.
The highly-anticipated Xbox One S features 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range for games and video.
The 2TB Xbox One S arrived in stories on August 2 in select regions. The console is being offered with 1TB and 500GB hard drives for $349 and $299, respectively.
On Twitter, Spencer said that the response to the Xbox One S has been “great”. He mentioned that Scorpio announcement didn’t “overshadow” Xbox One S. “Sharing our plans openly has worked so far,” he wrote on the social networking website.
Shares of Microsoft Corporation are down 2.93% for the year.