Microsoft Officially Confirms Project Scorpio Will Be Unveiled at E3 This Year. Today, in a new post on Xbox Wire, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, confirmed that Project Scorpio will be officially unveiled at E3 2017.
I’m proud of the progress made with Project Scorpio and what it will mean for the creators who fuel the passion of gamers around the world. On behalf of everyone at Team Xbox, thank you for your continued passion and support. We’re excited to unveil Project Scorpio and the amazing game experiences it powers at E3 this June.”
Microsoft has revealed the specifications for its upcoming Xbox One hardware upgrade Project Scorpio. According to Digital Foundry, compared to PlayStation 4 Pro, Project Scorpio is a “higher-spec machine in every sense, down to the optical drive that plays the new UHD Blu-ray format.”
Microsoft didn’t provide Digital Foundry with a price, or an official name nonetheless, but given the specifications, the website predicts it will cost $499.
According to a new report from Digital Foundry, the console’s specs are beyond what we’ve seen in the current console generation. Scorpio was able to run a Forza Motorsport demo at 60 FPS in seemingly native 4K, with graphical settings at an “Xbox One-equivalent” level.
Microsoft itself–says Scorpio will run all Xbox One games “better,” whether they’re patched for the new console or not. This is because the console uses no emulation–Xbox One games will run natively using the system’s internal power.