Big news is on the way from Microsoft. They have revealed the official date and time for their upcoming press conference E3 2017. If this was not already enough, they teased to be revealing some details about their upgraded Xbox One console, which goes by the code name Project Scorpio.
The Xbox briefing was usually held on Monday morning from Microsoft’s E3 week. This year’s Xbox conference was set for June 11th, starting 2 p.m. PST, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. This falls on a Sunday.
They suggested that big news was coming in a tweet that also featured an image of the components of Project Scorpio that had already been made public at the E3 2016. This suggests that this year’s conference will have Project Scorpio as its star.
Microsoft did not reveal anything else about what would be presented at the event, so we will have to wait and see what other surprises they have prepared for us.
We can make an idea of what they will present – or shall we rather say they will not present? – at E3 by looking at a statement made by Phil Spencer, the president of Xbox. He declared that 2017 would not be led by Gears of War or Halo, so we might understand that they have not prepared new games for these series.
Project Scorpio is regarded as one of the most powerful consoles ever. It was announced at E3 2016 and is supposed to be released sometime around the 2017 holiday season. Microsoft revealed that Scorpio, the upgraded version of Xbox One, featured 320 GB per second of memory bandwidth, an eight-core processor, and it could support both Xbox One games as well as 4K and virtual reality games.
These is the only information made public about Project Scorpio at the moment. Details about more specs, price, or official release date are soon to be announced.
Project Scorpio offers many innovation opportunities not only for users, but also for game developers. They know have the chance to practice their skills and embrace 4K and VR technology. It will be the most powerful console through which Xbox is trying to establish that 4K and VR games should become a standard and not an exception.
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