Microsoft’s Xbox head Phil Spencer announced via a blog post on Thursday that Project Scorpio will make its debut at the company’s annual E3 press conference on June 11th. Today, the company sent invitations out to members for big Xbox Scorpio unveiling, with the date already being the one that you will want to put a pin in.
Many didn’t know that Microsoft teamed up with Eurogamer earlier this month to share new details about the upgraded Xbox One, but we didn’t actually get to see the console itself, nor heard any exact release or pricing information. Nevertheless, today we got a legitimate time frame to learn more about the next-generation Xbox Project, that uses the Scorpio Engine which is the most powerful console gaming processor ever created.
A first for home consoles, Project Scorpio is designed of building the unique 4K console for gamers with an emphasis on compatibility so no one gets left behind, writes Spencer “Once we locked that plan, we set our sights on building the world’s most powerful console development platform, which includes the new Xbox One Development Kit and a full suite of software to get every ounce of performance from the platform.”
Microsoft to take the wraps off its next big home console, and has now confirmed that to be the case. E3 press event will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 2 MP PDT (11 AM EDT), with this being the first time Microsoft will formally introduce the powerful gaming console on the planet.
For now, nothing much has been made official just yet, but the information has already begun to tickle out with regards to what will beat at the heart of Xbox Project Scorpio as development units have already been in the hands of software houses.
The most powerful console ever features six teraflops of GPU power, true 4K gaming and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories, briefing:
1. Scorpio Engine: With 6 Teraflops, 326GB/s of memory bandwidth and advanced custom silicon, the Scorpio Engine is the most powerful gaming processor.
2. Vapor Chamber: Project Scorpio’s Vapor Chamber uses advanced liquid cooling to ensure the Scorpio Engine stays cool.
3. Centrifugal Fan: It is a supercharger-style Fan rapidly pulls in and compresses air to deliver maximum cooling with minimum noise.
4. Hovis Method: To maximize performance and minimize power consumption, Project Scorpio uses the Hovis Method, which is a cutting edge digital power delivery system that custom tunes each console’s voltage.
Set to be the “first true 4k console for gamers“, the headline speeds do promise to give Scorpio the power needed to generate some truly impressive games. Developers have also been briefed on the specifications that they can expect to code against, giving them an idea of what will be at their disposal when the hardware goes on sale. Every game that is playable on a standard Xbox One or Xbox One S will be playable on Project Scorpio.
Also, Project Scorpio will improve bot new and old Xbox One games, as well as backward compatible Xbox 360 titles. Scorpio’s graphics processor is around 4.5x as powerful as the one that powers the current Xbox One console and 1.4x more powerful than the on PlayStation 4 Pro with with 4K+HDR capabilities, is the most powerful machine on the market today. An integrated power brick and support for 4K Blu-ray discs will be included as part of Xbox Project Scorpio.
If you are desperate to see Project Scorpio and all the upcoming games that will take advantage of the Xbox hardware, then, you’re going to want to tune in for the briefing on 11th June 2017.
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