E3 2016: Microsoft Reveals New Xbox One 'Project Scorpio'

Get ready for a bigger, badder new Xbox One.


Microsoft has revealed the all-new, updated Xbox One console known as "Project Scorpio."

Featuring 6 Teraflops of power, this new console will be compatible with all games and peripherals currently available for the Xbox One. It will be available starting Holiday 2017.

During the reveal, Microsoft's Phil Spencer stressed that, despite the power of the Scorpio outdoing the Xbox One, all current console onwers would not be left behind or excluded from content with original Xbox One consoles. 

Additionally, Microsoft showed off the Xbox One S, an all-new redesigned version of the Xbox One with a handful of new features available later this year for a starting MSRP of $299. 

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    June 13, 2016 11:01 AM

    Cassidee Moser posted a new article, E3 2016: Microsoft Reveals New Xbox One "Project Scorpio"

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      June 13, 2016 11:58 AM

      ....and in the process murders both XBONE original and S.
      Why the fuck would they segregate the market like this?
      "Games can be played in the Xbox family" - yup, ONE WAY! Not up and down the Xbox family of devices.
      When developers make games, where do you think they will focus their attention? On the most powerful of the three machines.

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        June 13, 2016 12:00 PM

        This is great news, because it effectively means the end of this current console generation (even if they are keeping the name). I'm glad we won't have to wait 8 years for this generation to end, the 360 and PS3 were pretty ancient by the time they were replaced.

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        June 13, 2016 12:02 PM

        It's not one way. They seemed pretty clear about that. New games will work on all xbox ones, not just the new one.

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        June 13, 2016 12:03 PM

        Also, the reason they announced it was because it leaked already so might as well get in front of it and possibly eat into the PS4 and PS4 Neo sales as well.

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        June 13, 2016 12:04 PM

        On the most powerful of the three machines machine with the highest install base.

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        June 13, 2016 12:04 PM

        When developers make games, where do you think they will focus their attention? On the most powerful of the three machines.

        If I were a developer I'd focus my attention on what gets me the most customers. That means focusing on the 10s of millions of existing Xbox One owners. This is how hardware platforms work. Developers target where customers are, not where their favorite specs are.

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        June 13, 2016 12:05 PM


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        June 13, 2016 12:09 PM

        I am pretty certain they will do an exact copy of the PS4 Neo way.

        Every game runs on every PC that meets the specs, Geforce Experience settings will just be mandatory for every game.

        Ohhh yes i did that.. how does it feel!

        And imho the upgrade is needed, even PS4 games are starting to crumble and go below 1080.

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          June 13, 2016 12:17 PM

          It'll be interesting to see how they do meld between PC and XB1 as well, they're pretty much turning the XB1 into a app for the PC but also giving you a console that is similar to a "high end" PC.

          I stil think the whole thing is a mess but both companies are doing it.

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            June 13, 2016 12:37 PM

            The old way of doing things died with this generation, there were no way that neither Sony nor Microsoft could develop custom hardware that could beat the current PC hardware in dollar for power. The 360/PS3 were the last that tried to do that. I can see us getting new consoles every 3-4 years from now on (until something new comes along). And i am very happy about it, the consoles are by far the most important market for games, and with more powerful consoles we get bigger and better games.

            GTA6 Neo please :)

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        June 13, 2016 12:14 PM

        They are basically giving up the PS4 vs Xbox One battle. They are saying fuck this we are gonna move the ball to 2017.

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        June 13, 2016 12:31 PM

        I don't see it being any different than how developers release games for the PC today. There are usually settings that let you choose low, medium, high on PC and it'd be just the same across their console line up.

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        June 13, 2016 12:42 PM

        that's good. make better games. move the market forward. competition has deemed it so.

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        June 13, 2016 4:06 PM

        Hi. My name is rtricoche and I have no idea what just happened today, what was just announced, how it was said or what it means, but listen to me when I tell you that Microsoft has just killed their consoles!

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        June 13, 2016 9:13 PM

        I honestly don't think it will be that big a deal for all the versions.. Look at it this way, game devs already have to make a game playable on many different video cards/specs as it is. A console game dev will only need to make it playable on 3 different versions... Xbone, xbone s, and Scorpio. A lot easier than making sure a game will work on 30+ different video cards/cpu's

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        June 13, 2016 9:29 PM

        Its like you want your old shitty slow xbox to be relevant. I say axe the old ones and just keep upgrading. Its only 500 dollars every 3 years. Pretty cheap hobby

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        June 14, 2016 4:27 AM

        Xbox one was anemic at launch.

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      June 13, 2016 12:41 PM

      "All Xbox one peripherals will work with Scorpio"

      That's all I needed to hear! Sony needs an elite controller to compete for my money.

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      June 13, 2016 3:11 PM

      It would be nice if this or the S had bluetooth peripheral support. MS really fucked up with the proprietary headphone solution on the one.

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        June 13, 2016 9:16 PM

        They actually mentioned that the new controller has both bluetooth and wireless built in. So perhaps bluetooth peripherals are coming?

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      June 14, 2016 1:13 PM

      Some of the post MS E3 conference correspondents over at IGN felt as I did when I saw the show and my understanding about developers and hardware is they make games for the most successful platform regardless of power. The point im trying to illustrate is that you dont announce a mid-range solution and then say we have something better down the line.

      In my business circles, that straw-man solution wouldn't apply and our superiors would opt to wait for the better solution. They would not spend money twice.

      Just doesn't make sense. But I realize I am part of the silent minority. The gaming industry doesn't run by the same rules as the rest of the world. Its mostly fueled by nostalgia, finger pointing, trolling and egos.

      Figure at least the gaming community is open about it.

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