Microsoft announced Xbox One Scorpio during its presentation at Electronic Entertainment Expo. (E3) on June 13, 2016. Microsoft has already confirmed that the device will hit the store shelves in late 2017, around Christmas. Here are the details about the upcoming gaming console.
Back in August, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer confirmed that Xbox Scorpio is still under development. He also confirmed that the company is also working on games for the new gaming console.
Recently in an interview with Engadget, Microsoft’s head of Xbox games marketing, Aaron Greenberg confirmed that there will be no exclusive games for Xbox One Scorpio. All games and accessories will be compatible with Xbox One, One S and Xbox One Scorpio.
?If you bought games and accessories for your Xbox One, or you buy an Xbox One S, those games and those accessories are going to work on Project Scorpio. When you think about backwards compatibility and our games lineup, we want gamers to know that when they’re ready to upgrade to Scorpio, that content will go with them. That’s our promise and commitment around compatibility,? Greenberg said.
Xbox One Scorpio Specs
Xbox One Scorpio will have 4K support for videos and games. Project Scorpio will have an 8-core CPU. However, there is no solid information about the manufacturer.
A graphics card unit with 6 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPs ) of power will be there. Although there is no information about the type and amount of RAM, Xbox Scorpio is expected to have 8 GB RAM with 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
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Microsoft is yet to announce further details including optical drive, hard drive, and dimensions of the device. The device is expected to have 4K Blu-ray playback compatible with Xbox One S.
Xbox One Scorpio Price
There is still more than a year to go until Microsoft unveils the exact release date and price of Xbox One Scorpio. Reports claim that the device will cost over $600. However, readers are advised to take this information with a grain of salt for now.
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