Major Microsoft Xbox Project Scorpio Reveal Coming Thursday

Posted April 05, 2017

The list extends to cover a number of titles developed outside of Microsoft Studios, indicating who Microsoft's key partners may be during the lead up to the release of Project Scorpio. In order to demonstrate the power of Project Scorpio, Microsoft showed off Forza Motorsport 7, which reportedly runs in 4K and will likely release shortly before or on the same day as the Project Scorpio console itself.

A year ago during E3, Microsoft ended the show on a big note, revealing Project Scorpio, an incremental Xbox One upgrade that promises to be "the most powerful console ever". The great news here is, it is reported that each game will hit true 4K, something Sony is finding hard to accomplish with its new console, the PlayStation 4 Pro.

Early specs have revealed that the Xbox Scorpio will boast 6 teraflops of GPU, and will aim to deliver 4K gaming and support virtual reality. But with the internet, rumors are always around the corner and that includes the Xbox Scorpio.

The reveal of the Xbox Project Scorpio specifications will confirm whether the console will be using the latest Ryzen CPU technology of AMD.

Recent leaks suggest the Scorpio would boast of HEVC and VP9 codecs for 4K streams and 12GB of GDDR5 memory. This falls in line with the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, where gamers can play games on any device with a single purchase. The new console revision to the Xbox One is also meant to bring 4K and virtual reality support to Xbox owners. On Xbox One, the lack of games has struck the company hard, resulted in the number two position this console generation.

Microsoft has been pretty mum on information about Project Scorpio ever since it confirmed the project previous year.

No word on how much it will cost, though some are projecting something in the $800-$900 range. According to Phil Spencer, Scorpio is not for everyone. As such, people are expecting Project Scorpio, which is the next product in the Xbox series, to be unveiled then.