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E3 2016: Project Scorpio will deliver a console capable of true 4K gaming

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Play without boundaries, says Phil Spencer. To that end, the next Xbox One is going to deliver true 4K gaming and Virtual Reality at 60fps.

The next Xbox will deliver the latest technology, one without limitations. The system has 6Tflops of raw power, making the new Xbox the most powerful console in existence.

The system will have 8 CPU cores, 320GB/s of memory bandwidth and it’s coming in about a year. It’s called Project Scorpio right now, but it’ll probably have a different name when it launches.

According to Phil Spencer, it’ll offer true 4K gaming without sacrificing performance. All games and accessories will be compatible across the Xbox One, Xbox One S and the new console.

Fallout 4 will apparently be playable in VR on the new system, if Todd Howard’s words are a hint – which means that it’s probably pretty damned powerful. It’s confusing though. why would anyone get an Xbox One S now, when it’s better to wait for the Scorpio?

“The important thing for Scorpio is that it’s a dramatic step up for us in terms of hardware capability,” Phil Spencer told The Verge.  “Because as we saw 4K gaming and really high-end VR taking off in the PC space, we wanted to be able to bring that to console. Project Scorpio is actually an Xbox One that can natively run games in 4K and is built with the hardware capabilities to support the high-end VR that you see happening in the PC space today… when it ships it will be the most powerful console ever built.”

It’s weird, a sort of tacit admission that the Xbox One as it stands is too weak – but an exciting look at the future.

Last Updated: June 13, 2016


  1. The Order of the Banana

    June 13, 2016 at 20:48

    But… my wallet.. she says… “Eish!”


    • Darren Peach

      June 14, 2016 at 00:42

      But eish.


  2. Aries

    June 13, 2016 at 22:49

  3. Johann

    June 13, 2016 at 23:01

    FFS, ok who wants to buy an old Xbox One?


  4. Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

    June 14, 2016 at 00:22

    All that I can think of is that Forza 7 will be made for Scorpio VR. 4K crisp VR.

    A lot of people are missing the fact that 4K is not just for your TV display: it’s mandatory for a great VR display, otherwise you can see the pixel mesh.


  5. Darren Peach

    June 14, 2016 at 00:43

    Bought it, Hook , line and sinker !


  6. Lisa

    June 14, 2016 at 07:58

    Best thing, at 3FPS you will really be able to appreciates the amazing clarity of the high definition images.


  7. Raptor Rants

    June 14, 2016 at 08:34


    Wait wait wait wait. So before the Xbox one and the PS4 released they were claimed to be the most powerful consoles ever released and would last for years. Fast forward to present day and we already have news of newer faster consoles on both sides??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    And they said consoles are nothing like PC. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA FAAAAIL


  8. Allykhat

    June 14, 2016 at 10:22

    Everyone is celebrating now saying Sony are finally gonna be kicked to the curb… until they launch the price of this thing… Then watch the fireworks fly…


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