Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver "Very Best Console Version Of Games," Exec Says

"I'm very confident," Phil Spencer says.

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If you're picking up a Project Scorpio console, you can expect to play the "very best console version" of games this year, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

Asked on Twitter if games like Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII (presumably) will look better on Scorpio, Spencer said, "I'm very confident, from what we are seeing and hearing, Scorpio will be the very best console version of games this year."

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According to Microsoft, Scorpio--or whatever name Microsoft ends up giving it--is the "most powerful console ever made." It boasts 6 teraflops of performance, including 326 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Additionally, Microsoft says the console's engine is the "most powerful console gaming processor ever created." The console has a vapor chamber that uses "advanced liquid-cooling," while it also uses the Hovis Method to maximize performance and minimize power consumption.

All Xbox One games work on Scorpio, though the Scorpio editions can look and perform better, in some cases, if developers want to do that. It is a similar situation with PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Microsoft is expected to share more details on Scorpio at E3 or sooner. Presumably we will learn the console's official name and price, among other things, in the weeks and months to come before the system's launch this holiday.

In other Xbox news, Microsoft's E3 2017 planning is taking shape. Microsoft conducted an end-to-end runthrough of its briefing today, which apparently took all day.

Additionally, Microsoft Studios boss Shannon Loftis said the company may soon announce at least a partial list of the games it's bringing to and showing off at E3.

The Xbox E3 briefing this year takes place on a new day, Sunday, starting at 2 PM PT on June 11. GameSpot will bring you all the news from the event as it's announced.

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Big Phil has fired some shoots at Sony - so much for his preaching about how console wars were "distasteful" lol

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@moonco: He was answering someone's question, just stating facts.

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@moonco: Did it make you shed a tear you poor Sony snowflake?

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@lordstrategery: Another insecure Xbot, how do Xbox sales and Exclusives compare to Playstaion ?

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@Eddie619: Im not into single player games unless its bioware or bethesda and we cant play sales soooo why shouldnt i buy xbox scorpio?

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@Eddie619: ugh another fanboy, i swear ps4 fanboys love coming to xbox articles to let off some steam. Anyone who uses the term "xbot" is clearly a pubescent fanboy.

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@lordstrategery: I shed tears of happiness everyday being a Nintendo fan. (btw - using the word snowflake is not a good idea around here).

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@moonco: Threatening users with penalties for using certain words is inappropriate and hypocritical of you, and should result in the removal of your mod status.

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@Spartan_418: Certain words in accordance with the Gamespot Code of Conduct are moderator by ALL mods. Regarding the word snowflake, I had no idea what that meant (not part of my native language) until becoming a mod. The last thing I want to do is give someone a strike unless it's absolutely necessary. Please contact us if you have any questions

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-“…Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver "Very Best Console Version Of Games…””-

If it is in fact the most powerful console out there (which it is looking like will be the case.) I don’t think anyone would expect anything less.

-OBVIOUS NINJA APPROVED-

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Cool, but can it run Bloodborne or Nioh on 4K 60fps, tho?

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@hansond_jaysond_lee: Hell yeah those are sp games with dark settings it wont even break a sweat on those types of games multiplayer titles are the only real question.

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@hansond_jaysond_lee: No market for these games on Xbox platform. Xbox has never caught on in Asia, and US and Europe are its major markets. People don't buy an Xbox for Japanese games. PS4 only people wouldn't switch over or get an X1 even if they were. That's just anti xbox propaganda.

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@NeonicTrash: Xbox is literally the console that ushered in the age of multiplayer which is why the only sp games that do well on xbox are open world. linear story driven games just dont fly on xbox there is a different standard.

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@hansond_jaysond_lee: not even ps4 pro can do that lol

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@gameplayuk: savage

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Look at the wording here "Scorpio will be the very best console version of games this year." This will be the verbiage at E3 and why Xbox is better. Good for them but I play all games from all systems.

Better graphics do not a better game make. ~~ Me. Just now

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@jyncks: Elite dangerous strongly disagrees with you.-me visiting from the year 2345.

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@jyncks: Better anything makes for better everything. - me just now.

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I'm expecting all games to run 1080p/60fps at a minimum as standard, hopefully with the graphical quality of a ultra settings on PC. It's more than doable

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@sellingthings: Cuphead's already up and running at 8k/100 fps, that all you need. My business contacts and Computex 17 confirmed this. Just ask Eddie.