You’ve heard about it when it was announced in June of 2016 at an E3 briefing, Microsoft will be releasing their new console, Project Scorpio, this holiday season. From the information that has been released to us thus far, this will be a stronger, more powerful console obviously in comparison to the Xbox One. But Microsoft states that this will be the world’s most powerful console EVER.
“What makes this console so special, I’ve heard that before?” A question that you should definetly ask because these specifications alone will make you giggle with joy like a little school girl. Let’s start off with the fact that they are not asking gamers to abandon all of their Xbox One games and accessories, all Xbox One games and accessories will be compatible with Scorpio. 4K Ultra HD graphics are what everyone is looking for right now, with movies, tv, and even games. Project Scorpio is giving that to gamers, true 4K gaming and 4K UHD Blue-Ray & DVD compatibility. With true 4K graphics and a 6 Teraflop GPU to more than handle it, the gamer will feel more immersed into the game that they are playing rather than just watching what happens on the screen.
One thing that I do find to be a downer about Project Scorpio, is that it will only have 1 Terabyte of internal storage. Hopefully later on they do decide to release the console with other options for internal storage, but really? Just one measly TB? How many of us have whipped through the 1TB with our Xbox Ones? I personally don’t want to have all these external drives running around my house, so I’ll cross my fingers.
Another exciting concept that is going to come with this console is that Microsoft will be bringing mixed reality headset into play. The good thing about this is that it is not specific to only Windows brand headsets. Gamers will be able to use headsets made by Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and HP as well. The only downside of this is that it won’t be supported until 2018, not only that but Scorpio will not come bundled with a VR headset, and right now there are no official partners for any VR headsets.
There is some hope for our friends on World of Tanks though! Wargaming’s executive producer, TJ Wagner, has stated that World of Tanks will fully support Microsoft’s Project Scorpio. The developers of the game have already been running the game for testing in 4K resolution. At this time they are also trying to figure out what other extras will be offered for this game on this console.
Needless to say, there are some very great qualities that can and will make this newly designed console a great asset to many gamers around the world. We will wait patiently for some new news regarding Project Scorpio at the E3 briefing on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm PDT, and we hope to see some feedback from the community on what they think about this new console as well.