Last year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft announced "Project Scorpio," a console they touted as the most powerful console ever. Since then, we've only had bits and pieces of info about the under-wraps console. Which isn't surprising, considering it won't hit stores until the holiday season later this year.
There's a good chance Microsoft reveals more details at E3 2017. Well, unless they go the Sony route and announce details two months before release. The PlayStation 4 Pro, then code-named as "PS4 NEO," was first shown to the public in September last year - it was released in November. However, Microsoft can always opt to announce Project Scorpio details before June arrives. But according to Xbox big boss Phil Spencer, nothing is set yet.
Spencer recently answered questions on Twitter, and one of them was whether Project Scorpio would be showcased at E3 2017 or not. He responded by saying that he's not sure yet. But he did acknowledge that fans would definitely want that. After the way Microsoft went stealth mode on Project Scorpio following the E3 2016 announcement, you can bet many people are clamoring for more info.
Regarding the console's progress, Spencer is "absolutely" happy about what he's seeing, which probably translates to "we have yet to encounter a development-halting problem." All in all, it seems they're still on track to deliver the most powerful console ever this holiday season.
Project Scorpio will be the last "new" console to arrive from the big three - Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. As mentioned, Sony released the PS4 Pro last November. Nintendo, on the other hand, is set to release the quirky Nintendo Switch this March. Project Scorpio, according to Microsoft, packs 6 teraflops of GPU, which is significantly more than what the PS4 Pro packs. On paper, that translates to drool-worthy 4K and VR gaming.
Project Scorpio will run alongside Microsoft's current Xbox representative, the Xbox One, and will share game libraries. It's similar to the way the PS4 Pro is rolling with the "regular" PS4. No official price is attached to the console yet. But with the power it packs, there's no chance it will be lower than $400. Similarly, no official release date has been announced.