Xbox's Project Scorpio Will Be Unveiled At E3 2017, Phil Spencer Confirms

More details on Scorpio to come.


Today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced on the official Xbox website that Microsoft will indeed reveal Project Scorpio in its entirety at E3 this year. Spencer had this to say:

"With Project Scorpio, we created a console with the goal of being the ultimate place for developers to realize their visions and the best place to play any Xbox game...We’re excited to unveil Project Scorpio and the amazing game experiences it powers at E3 this June."

Among the details missing so far are the console's final design, official name, and price tag. We could also see more games running on the hardware at the expo. For now, we only know of the hardware specifications which were revealed earlier this month.

Scorpio will be equipped with an eight-core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, a GPU capable of six teraflops, and 12 GB of GDDR5 system memory with 326 GB/s bandwidth. It's expected to be 43% faster than the PlayStation 4 Pro, and 4.5 times faster than the Xbox One.

Project Scorpio was seen running the Forzatech engine, which is used in Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Horizon 3. The demo was running native 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS) while only using 70% of its GPU power. When cranking up the graphics settings, it maintained 60 FPS while using 88% of the GPU.

If you're not up to date on the latest news of Microsoft's upcoming console, check out the six things you need to know about Project Scorpio and our in-depth analysis of its tech specs.

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