Xbox Scorpio: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's "4K Xbox" – known as Project Scorpio – including all the news, specs, rumours, performance, price and release date.
Microsoft has ripped up the rule book for traditional console cycles with Project Scorpio. First teased at E3 2016, the console features more powerful hardware and "seamless" software. Scorpio marks a new beginning for Microsoft's role in the gaming space.
The Project Scorpio console will be available in the holiday season of 2017, Microsoft has confirmed. Previous console launches have taken place around November, so barring any delays it’s safe to assume that this is when you’ll be getting your hands on one.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently confirmed via Twitter that both Xbox Scorpio games and hardware are already in production. With the console due out in just over a year, it's hardly surprising – but nonetheless, very exciting.
In an interview with Engadget, Xbox head of games marketing Aaron Greenberg said that the Xbox Scorpio marks the beginning of the end of traditional console lifecycles for Microsoft.
"We think the future is without console generations," Greenberg said. "We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware – we're making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio.
"We're basically saying, 'This isn't a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.' We think of this as a family of devices."
Greenberg goes on to say that, if the Scorpio is a success then it will "change the way we think about the future of console gaming."
The Xbox Scorpio is capable of running games in virtual reality, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer isn't yet sold on the technology.
Speaking to Stevivor, Spencer says that while he's a fan, he doesn't feel the tech or games are quite there yet, and that will affect its availability on Scorpio.
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