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If you've been eying the Xbox One X gaming console and haven't yet had the guts to pull the trigger, Walmart is hoping to give you some extra incentive with a new bundle offer. While you're still paying the same $499 price (which is the MSRP for the Xbox One X), you'll also receive the following games: Grand Theft Auto V Star Wars: Battlefront II Destiny 2 When it comes to the above titles, Grand Theft Auto V is getting a bit long in the tooth, after all, it was first released back in November 2014. However, Rockstar keeps things fresh with constant updates via Grand Theft Auto Online, which is the game's multiplayer component. As for Destiny 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront II, both games were released... Read more...
Microsoft has already released one revision of the Xbox One, the Xbox One S, and it is on the verge of releasing the most powerful console to ever grace the gaming market. The Xbox One X was made available for pre-order over the weekend, and Microsoft claims that it is the fast-selling Xbox pre-order to date. According to Microsoft, gamers “have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever.” The Project Scorpio Edition, as its name suggests, has unique green “Project Scorpio” branding on the console itself and the wireless controller along with a cool dark grey gradient color scheme (for the console) and a vertical stand. If you missed... Read more...
Microsoft announced at Gamescom 2017 over the weekend that pre-orders are now open for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. There will be a limited number of these first-run consoles with the Project Scorpio branding that pays homage to the system's codename. The guts of the console are the same as the upcoming standard edition, though there are some other things that the Project Scorpio Edition apart. Larry Hryb, otherwise known as Major Nelson, posted an unboxing video of the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. One of the first things you will notice is the fancy retail packaging—not only does it sport the Project Scorpio branding, it also features an imprint of an "X" that is reminiscent... Read more...
The Xbox One X was initially known as Project Scorpio, one of the cooler sounding codenames we have come across in all of our years covering technology. If you were disappointed that the moniker would fade into the footnotes, you will be happy to learn that it might actually live on, at least initially. Leaked photos of the Xbox One X suggest that Microsoft will kick things off with a Project Scorpio Edition, complete with special branding.A German-language website spotted an online retailer listing a purported Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition. The same product SKU could be found at least two overseas retailers, though the listings have since been pulled down, perhaps at the request of Microsoft.... Read more...
Project Scorpio has been on the minds of console gamers for the past few months, and Microsoft today officially unveiled its latest gaming console. The console is simply called the Xbox One X, which isn’t exactly as cool as Project Scorpio, but we'll let that slide given what Microsoft has in store graphically for gamers. The console also doesn’t stray too far from the Xbox One S in design, and could easily be mistaken for its lesser sibling. While it doesn’t break new ground aesthetically, it’s actually smaller than the Xbox One S despite being billed as “the most powerful console ever made”. Microsoft confirmed the specs for the Xbox One X, which it provided earlier this year: Eight custom... Read more...
Microsoft’s badass Project Scorpio is still 24 hours away from its official public unveil, but the fallout from the new console is already being felt. The Redmond, Washington-based software and hardware giant announced today via Twitter that it is cutting prices on existing Xbox One S bundles by $50 effective tomorrow. That means that the cheapest bundle, the $249 Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle, should fall to a more palatable $199. Likewise, the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle will see its price reduced from $299 to $249, while the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle will be priced at $349 (compared to the current $399). It is unknown if this will be a permanent price drop, but knowing... Read more...
Next week cannot arrive fast enough. Why is that? Five days from now, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will kick off, and it is there that Microsoft will officially announce Project Scorpio, its next generation game console with beefed up hardware for 4K game play. In the months, weeks, and now days leading up to that moment, Microsoft has been teasing little tidbits about Project Scorpio here and there, and it may have even tipped a launch date. Mark your calendars for October 13, 2017, just make sure to use pencil or erasable ink. While that date is not (yet) official, an E3 teaser video that Microsoft put together contains a couple of Easter eggs, one of them a presumed launch date.... Read more...
Microsoft is hard at working preparing to launch Project Scorpio, a powerful console that will be capable of playing games at 4K. We are all eager to see what the final version will look like and what tricks it will have up its sleeve. An official unveiling is coming soon, but in the meantime Microsoft talked more about a pre-release version for developers that it's been showing off in recent weeks. The "Project Scorpio Xbox Developer Kit" is not the same as what will be released to the general public later this year. Microsoft's Larry Hryb, otherwise known as Major Nelson, sat down with Kevin Gammill from the Xbox Engineering team to talk about some of the differences and how they affect game... Read more...
From the start of the current console generation, Sony looked to have an immediate edge. Its console was more powerful than Microsoft's, namely with regards to graphics horsepower. While graphics don't always make the game, we've seen Sony lay the smackdown on Microsoft by releasing a consistent stream of hit exclusives, helping it ultimately sell 60 million units to date. For the first time ever, this console generation has seen both Microsoft and Sony open up to the idea of mid-cycle upgrades. Last fall, Sony released its 4.2 TFLOPs PlayStation 4 Pro, more than doubling the horsepower of the launch unit that pushed 1.84 TFLOPs. Both are much better than the Xbox One's 1.31 TFLOPs, but Microsoft... Read more...
Microsoft is betting big on the follow-up to its current Xbox One S gaming console. It’s next big console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will be formally introduced at the E3 expo, which is less than two months away. In the meantime, we’re learning a little bit more about the console in the lead up to its official unveil. Today, we’re being treated to some screenshots which show the difference in image quality and detail between games rendered at 1080p versus 4K that’s possible with Project Scorpio. Although the screenshots were taken from a tech demo that Microsoft showcased at a private event, the differences between 1080p and 4K are still impressive. You’ll have to hit up the source link below... Read more...
Xbox Project Scorpio's hype train has been moving at a good clips for months, but we suspect that it's about to kick into a higher gear. In a new blog post, Xbox chief Phil Spencer reveals that the console's full unveiling will take place at the upcoming E3 expo, just a mere two months from now. Spencer reiterates some of Microsoft's recent moves to help developers produce content for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. At Game Developers Conference last month, the company announced its new "Xbox Live Creators" program, which allows anyone to turn their regular Xbox One console into a lighter version of the full developer kit, removing some longstanding roadblocks in the process. Xbox... Read more...
Although it’s not quite the final production spec Project Scorpio that we are all eager to see, we are at least today getting a glimpse at the dev kits that are being used to create a new generation of Xbox One games. Right now, the dev kit looks quite similar to the current Xbox One S, although there are some key differences. For starters, the dev kit has two additional USB ports on the front along with five programmable buttons. There is also an OLED display mounted low on the console that can give developers critical information at a glance, like frames per second. There’s even an extra network card which can be used for debugging purposes while testing multiplayer games. To make developers’... Read more...
We’re probably going to have to wait until E3 to get a glimpse at what Project Scorpio looks like (and perhaps even its official name), but for now, we’re being given additional insight into what is inside Microsoft’s upcoming 4K gaming console, the true successor to the Xbox One. We had previously been told that the console would have 6 TFLOPs of compute power and that it would have an internal power supply, but that was about all that Microsoft was willing to disclose. However, the folks at Digital Foundry were given exclusive access to Microsoft’s Xbox Skunk Works and what the team is cooking up for Project Scorpio. Needless to say, Project Scorpio is a beastly machine,... Read more...
We have known for several months now that Microsoft is planning to release an upgrade Xbox console codenamed Project Scorpio. It is not exactly a secret—Microsoft confirmed its existence more than eight months ago at last year's E3 convention, though it stopped way short of offering up more than just a few details. Well, more information will presumably be available tomorrow, as Digital Foundry has promised an exclusive "Xbox Scorpio" reveal on Eurogamer. The reveal will take place early in the morning for those of you living in the Pacific time zone—6 AM to be precise. That means 9 AM Eastern, and 2 PM in the U.K. So depending on where you live, it might be a good idea to bark at Siri or Google... Read more...
It seems as though the two top console makers are content with extending this generation with higher performing machines to usher in 4K gaming on big-screen TVs. Sony delivered the PlayStation 4 Pro in late 2016, and Microsoft will do the same later this year with Project Scorpio — the follow-up to the Xbox One S. The latest rumblings surrounding Project Scorpio are that Microsoft will highlight three upcoming games that will take full advantage of the 4K capabilities of the upcoming console. Those games include Forza Motorsport 7, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 is arguably the most anticipated of those three games. It was officially announced in mid-October... Read more...
With Sony’s PlayStation 4 kicking butt in the current generation console sales race, Microsoft is hoping for a winner with its upcoming Project Scorpio, which will be the next phase in the evolution of the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Today, we’re learning more about the gaming machine, which is being billed as a “true” 4K console. Like the current Xbox One S, Project Scorpio is said to support both VP9 and HEVC codecs for decoding 4K content. That means that you’ll have no issues streaming 4K HDR content from popular video services like Amazon Video and Netflix. However, where Project Scorpio enhances the user experience is with 4K encoding, which will provide crystal clear imagery for Game DVR... Read more...
If things go to plan, Microsoft will release an upgraded console capable of playing games at a 4K resolution later this year. It is called Project Scorpio and it will have more powerful components than what is found in today's Xbox One S consoles. There are many questions surrounding the unreleased console, including whether or not gamers will need a 4K television to take full advantage of it.Turns out that will not be the case, not if Windows Central's "trusted sources" know what they're talking about. According to those sources. Microsoft will highlight numerous benefits of playing on Project Scorpio using a Full HD 1080p display. One of them is better efficiency (and assumed better performance)... Read more...
Microsoft has been promising to bring mixed reality experiences to Windows 10 with the Creators Update scheduled for this Spring, along with a spattering of lower-cost headsets starting at $299 from the likes of Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. But what about its Xbox One game system? Microsoft confirmed this week that mixed reality experiences will also find their way to the Xbox One and, later, Project Scorpio. Details are light in this regard, so we'll have to wait to find out more details. In the meantime, Microsoft announced a developer edition mixed reality headset created in partnership with Acer. Microsoft made the announcement at this year's Game Developers Conference. Every game developer... Read more...
  Listen up, gaming fans! Microsoft has announced the start time for its E3 media briefing, and it breaks from recent tradition. Microsoft usually holds its event on Monday morning during E3, however, this year the company has moved the event up to Sunday, June 11th at 5PM EST. This gives Microsoft a little bit more breathing room to distance itself from Sony, which usually holds its event on Monday evening. Microsoft’s schedule shakeup isn’t the only major change going on at E3 this year. It was announced last week that 2017 marks the first time that the public will be able to mingle on the show floor with the gaming press. The price of entry for dedicated “regular” gamers will be... Read more...
  While the PC gaming hardware market is hitting new highs and 4K gaming is readily accessible thanks to NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture, console gamers aren’t as fortunate. Console gamers either have to contend with limited quasi-4K support with the PlayStation 4 Pro, or wait until the fall release of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio. Microsoft promises that Project Scorpio will provide a more compelling 4K experience with fewer restrictions on games. Although critical specs surrounding Project Scorpio have been few and far between up to this point, Digital Foundry claims to have come in possession of a document from Microsoft’s development portal that sheds more light on the supercharged Xbox... Read more...
As 2016 winds down, the rumor mill is running at full power with expectations for 2017. Microsoft's upcoming 'Scorpio' console hasn't escaped the rumor mill's churn, despite the fact that it will not become available for purchase until late 2017. We've covered in the past that the only reason Microsoft announced 'Project Scorpio' already is because it didn't want to have to deal with raging fans wondering where a PlayStation 4 Pro competitor is. To that end, Microsoft has been kind enough to give us a couple of specs, so we're not totally oblivious to what we'll be dealing with at launch. With the PS4 Pro, Sony delivered a more powerful PlayStation that can play every single PS4 game ever released,... Read more...
Mark Cerny, lead system architect of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, recently made a curious comment about rendering games in 4K Ultra HD. What he said is that by his estimation, it would take at least eight teraflops of computing muscle to render content natively in 4K. On the surface he sounds like he is disparaging the PS4 Pro, but he's really throwing shade and Microsoft and its Project Scorpio. Here's the thing about the PS4 Pro—it kicks out 4.2 teraflops of computing power, a massive increase from the original PS4's 1.84 teraflops. That is only about half of what Cerny reckons is the minimum required to handle native 4K content, but that isn't what the PS4 Pro aims to do. Instead,... Read more...
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