Apart from unveiling Xbox One S, Microsoft also shared some details about its upcoming console, Project Scorpio, at the recently concluded E3 2016.
The console has been advertised as being five times more powerful than the current Xbox One and calls itself the "most powerful console ever."
Project Scorpio is expected to enhance the performance of games and is a combination of all the feedback that fans requested from Microsoft.
The console is expected to remove barriers, feature innovation in latest technology and is said to be a console without boundaries.
It will be featuring:
- 6 terra flops of GPU power (computing capability)
- Able to handle true 4K resolution
- Powerful graphics processor
- 8 CPU cores
- Over 300 per seconds of memory bandwidth
Aaron Greenberg, marketing head at Xbox, said in an interview to DualShockers that Microsoft is building a "beast."
"We're building a beast. It's gonna be the most powerful console ever made, and as a guy who was here when we built the original Xbox, that being such a powerful box, and we pioneered with Xbox Live, and some of those innovative games, it really feels like we're getting back to our roots."
The company seems to be making amends from its earlier position when it launched the Xbox One, where it had insisted on consumers for buying the Kinect and priced the console much higher than PS4. But a new video (below) seems like an apology and Microsoft is making amends concentrating on core gaming audience.
Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division, has reportedly said that Project Scorpio will be in the same "ballpark" as PS4 and Xbox One, but it will feature 4K native resolution for all the games.
"I know exactly what you mean. I understand the sentiment and the dialogue. The performance spec of an Xbox One, of an Xbox One S – which is the same – or even a PS4 are roughly in the same ballpark relative to what a Scorpio is. And they have a large enough installed base of players and gamers that developers will target that audience with their new game," Spencer said in an interview to GameCentral (via Metro).
"And for us, all games that ship for Xbox One will ship for Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Scorpio. So those two don't get left behind. You will still see the kind of creative problem solving on an Xbox One and Xbox One S that you're talking about in a generational cycle," he added.
It is not just Microsoft that has set its focus on 4K gaming, there is also Sony's PlayStation Neo, and we can only watch how consumers will react when the console is released during Holiday 2017.