Project Scorpio is ‘beefier than I expected’ says the head of 343 Industries

January 9, 2017

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Microsoft started teasing its upcoming Project Scorpio back at E3 2016. Over the past few months, we didn’t really hear much about Scorpio apart from some discussion regarding the device’s price. Back at E3 last year, Microsoft already announced some key specs regarding the Scorpio — including the fact that the device will support true 4K gaming, introduce high-fidelity virtual reality, include 6 teraflops of power, 320 GB/s memory bandwidth and an octa-core processor.

For a gaming console, that’s a lot of power, to be honest. However, according to Frank O’Connor, the Scorpio is “beefier” than he expected. Frank O’Connor, for those who don’t know, is the head of 343 Industries and the Franchise Development Director for Halo. To be honest, though, this really isn’t anything surprising considering the fact that Microsoft calls Scorpio the “most powerful console ever” and there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about that as of yet.

It’s unclear is the Scorpio will be even powerful than the already announced specs of the device, but it’s unlikely that’s the case. Microsoft will likely reveal more details on the Scorpio in the coming months, probably at E3 2017 which is where we should be able to know more about the console’s specs, as well as its 4K and VR capabilities. As Microsoft previously announced, Project Scorpio will be available somewhere around Holiday 2017, which is when we should be able to know the actual the price of the console.

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