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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... 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... 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... 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”.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more...
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