More information surrounding Project Scorpio was released today, giving us a better idea of what Microsoft’s new console is going to be.
According to Windows Central, Project Scorpio will come with an internal power supply unit instead of the external brick Xbox has come to be known for. Xbox One S did away with the brick and Scorpio will keep up that trend.
Microsoft has promised Project Scorpio will be a true 4K gaming system and the strongest console ever built. On top of 4K gaming, the new console will also feature the ability to stream things such as Netflix in 4K, something the Xbox One S is doing currently, and it will tack on the ability to stream and encode 4K, 60 frames per second video. The current Xbox One offers 720p, 30 fps while streaming.
Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, has hinted at a separate reveal of Project Scorpio’s hardware before E3 in an interview with IGN.
“I like our E3 show being about games,” Spencer said. “Cleary we’re gonna talk about Scorpio at E3, but I also don’t want to take up the majority of the time doing all things about hardware. So there’s a balance there. I want it on stage. It’s a great opportunity for us.”
Spencer also calls Project Scorpio a premium console and doesn’t want people to think it will replace the Xbox One.
“I’m not trying to scare anybody on the price. We’re going to come out on a price that we think is fair for the product that we build and the customers will tell us as they always do. I call it premium because I don’t want people to get confused that somehow Scorpio is the thing that is going to take over the Xbox line.”
Project Scorpio has received a product page on the Microsoft Store but is not available for pre-order yet.
Microsoft’s E3 conference is currently set for June 11.