Xbox Scorpio: "It's Gonna be the Most Powerful Console Ever Made," Microsoft Says

"We're building a beast."

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Now Playing: Scorpio Announcement from Xbox Conference at E3 2016

Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has spoken up about the recently announced Xbox Scorpio console, calling it a "beast" when referring to its power.

"We're building a beast," Greenberg said during Microsoft's own E3 2016 coverage, as reported by DualShockers. "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."

Greenberg went on to say that the Xbox team at Microsoft is "fired up" about Scorpio.

"I think the team here, we're all gamers and we love what we do--and I've never seen the morale this high," he explained. "People are fired up about what we're delivering this year for our fans, and the vision of what we're doing with Project Scorpio. It's a pretty special time."

Microsoft announced the Scorpio console during its E3 2016 briefing on Monday morning. Set to release in 2017, the new system will feature 8 cores, 320Gb memory bandwidth, and six teraflops of performance that will allow for true fully uncompressed 4K gaming.

Previously, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the Scorpio is four and a half times more powerful as the existing Xbox One.

In addition to strides in the area of hardware, Microsoft is continuing to push on games. Greenberg mentioned that Microsoft will release more first-party games in the next year than it ever has in its history.

"Of course the games is what it's all about, right?" he said. "This year we've shown that over the next year we'll launch more first-party games that we're developing with our internal studios and our partners that we've ever had in the history of Xbox."

For more on Microsoft's E3 showing, you can check out GameSpot's roundup of the highs, lows, and biggest games from the company.

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