Microsoft Announces “Project Scorpio” – The Most Powerful Console Ever Built

Microsoft just dropped a bomb during its ongoing E3 press conference by confirming that it’s working on a brand new Xbox One version called “Project Scorpio.” The console will have¬†4K support and high-quality VR.

Microsoft claims it’s going to be the most powerful console ever made and will have 6K teraflops of power. The console will be releasing Holiday 2017.

It is to be noted that the new console will support both the current Xbox One games and accessories as well as the Slim version, which is due to release in August. Here are some of the amazing capabilities of the console –

  • 8 Cores
  • 6 TFlops
  • 320GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 4K/VR Gaming
  • BC and forward compatible
X-Box Slim

Xbox One S, image via theverge.com

Speaking to The Verge, Xbox head Phil Spencer had this to say:

It’s crazy to announce something this early,” he admits. “But when I put myself in the shoes of our customer, I want to be able to make a choice on what console I want to buy with as much information as possible. We want to give you the information to make that decision. We also want to go talk to the developers that are out there today, that are building games for next holiday, and say here’s what you’re going to have at your disposal on the console side.

Sony is also confirmed to be working on an upgraded version of its current PS4 device called PS4 Neo, but it has been stated that it will not be showing it during its upcoming E3 presser.