For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with it, Microsoft dropped a six-second teaser in anticipation of their E3 showcase on June 11th. As early as E3 last year, Microsoft had been throwing around labels concerning the newest hardware respec of the Xbox One.
In spite of the Scorpio’s focus on the same aspects as the already released PS4 Pro, Microsoft have claimed the Scorpio will be the most powerful home gaming console ever created. While, much like the PS4 Pro, the Scorpio will have no exclusive titles, here is a simplified list of the features that put it miles ahead of the standard Xbox One:
- 4K gameplay
- VR support
- Performance improvements on existing Xbone games
- 2.3 GHz CPU (the standard Xbone is 1.75)
- 4GB more memory
- Liquid cooling system (first ever for home gaming consoles)
- An additional 2 billion transistors
Due to its features, the Scorpio seems most likely to be a direct market competitor to Sony’s PS4 Pro, which released last year.
The Scorpio will be released “Holiday 2017” according to Amazon and other various sources. Let us know what you think about the incoming Xbox press conference, the Scorpio, and what this ridiculous hardware might mean for gaming, in the comments section below.