Microsoft announced it’s Project Scorpio at this years E3 conference, the next generation of gaming consoles, following it’s Xbox One refresh. Other than minor specs like eight CPU cores, 6 teraflops of graphics computing power, support for 4K video and VR, and a general release date of Holiday 2017. The console is supposed to issue in the next era of console gaming, a break from tying gamers down from one box console in any one room. According to Microsoft’s head of marketing Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Scorpio will break the wall between PC and console gaming.
“This was really under the vision that Phil Spencer provided,” he revealed to Gamereactor. “His vision was really about putting the gamer at the center of everything we do. Allowing players to play without boundaries, these walls that existed between PC and console gamers. We really felt that didn’t need to be there. As gamers we don’t just play on one box or in one room and so how we can continue to let you take the games you buy from us and digitally have access to those across multiple devices without having to buy the games again.”
“Being able to provide hardware upgrades. Not just making it smaller but giving you new tech. And the benefits from the PC side with 4K gaming…how can we bring it to consoles without having to wait for man,y many years for that. So that was really the vision of Phil and the team under him. I think we are pretty proud of what we are achieving so far.”
Microsoft is definitely doing a good job building the hype for the console, and it may very well issue in a new era of gaming, much like the original Xbox One was supposed to. Unfortunately it’ll probably be another year before we get anymore info on this game breaker