Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Microsoft Originally Planned to Release a New Xbox in 2016

Microsoft Originally Planned to Release a New Xbox in 2016

Developers are still staying quiet right now with regards to what new games may eventually be hosted by Project Scorpio, but players should know that there may be some interesting titles in the works, including ones that could be fully capable of taking advantage of this new console's virtual reality capabilities.

Now that Project Scorpio's development kit has been revealed, Microsoft has rolled out the 4K-ready console's finalized hardware specs for comparison, showing the system's full list of internal components. In the interview, Spencer reiterates his policy in developing for Scorpio and its place within the Xbox One family. While it likely won't be coming out until close to the end of this console generation, the new console will likely try to be even better than the current ones.

It's easier to stand on stage with a 6 teraflop t-shirt, and people kind of focus on one thing, but the platform is obviously much more complex than a single number. The Xbox Scorpio is reportedly a complex model that will distinct it from any other similar console in the market today.

If you've read our previous Project Scorpio coverage, most of these specifications won't be a surprise to you.

Microsoft has been a competitor within the video game industry when it comes to Nintendo and Sony. This is something that does not have support on Most of FreeSync 1 screens.

Sony PS4 Pro has become the talk in town, again, ever since Microsoft announced project Scorpio.

Dolby Atmos uses upfiring speakers to offer the most immersive sound experience possible.

"For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware - we're making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio".

The above image features a look at several Xbox dev kits, including Project Scorpio (in the very front).

We expect that the Redmond tech giant will launch the console in Holiday 2017. The wait for E3 2017 got even harder because that's when we'll see proper gameplay and be given the final name and price point. The Xbox One ecosystem seems to be morphing into a PC-like space where one piece of software can run at different levels of detail depending on the power (and price) of the hardware it's running on.

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