With the recent news update about Microsoft's mysterious up and coming console, Xbox Project Scorpio, having Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, many gamers and techies are seriously considering getting their hands on this "mean machine" of a gaming platform. Who wouldn't? With the Project Scorpio specs emphasizing on six teraflops of graphical performance, yes we can definitely confirm that it's going to be at least five times more powerful than the Xbox One.
Why buy Microsoft Project Scorpio
One other Microsoft Xbox Project Scorpio advantage is this console is going to be a breeze for game developers to create games since it runs on Windows. As Xbox head, Phil Spencer, would say, "The capability to build a game that actually takes advantage of different hardware capabilities is part of any third-party dev ecosystem, or anybody who's targeting Windows and console at the same time."
And for the PC geeks, AMD will power Project Scorpio. A statement from AMD said, "We are proud that Microsoft has chosen to expand their Xbox One family of devices with two new consoles featuring AMD's high-performance semi-custom SoCs that support revolutionary new technologies like HDR, 4K and high fidelity VR to enable the next generation of immersive gaming experiences."
Did we hear VR?
Yes, virtual reality is going to be possible with Microsoft Project Scorpio but it doesn't come bundled with a virtual reality headset, but still... VR, man!
Project Scorpio main selling point
Xbox Project Scorpio is of course getting all the hype due to its main selling point - 4k gaming. While the PS4 Pro is also selling its 4k functionality, we know deep inside that Scorpio's specs (did we mention 6 teraflops?) could be better in providing "true" 4k gaming rather than Pro's 4k "technical trickery".
Project Scorpio Price
Alright, now we have read all about why Xbox One Project Scorpio is definitely a console worth waiting, the only issue here is the uncertainty of its price.
Michael Goodman, director of digital media strategies at Strategy Analytics said, "The only thing I can see [Microsoft] doing wrong is the price point. I don't see them going down the DRM route. They usually don't make the same mistake twice. They find new ones to make, they're good at that, but they don't make the same mistake twice. Whatever potholes they stepped into the first time, I don't think they're going to do that again. The only thing they could do is price themselves out of the market. [Microsoft] doesn't have to announce that for quite sometime."
The price for Xbox Scorpio is actually hard to predict as of now but if we consider the specs and assuming Microsoft will most likely sell it in a narrow margin, this upcoming gaming console could be around $600.
As reported, we will most likely learn about Xbox Project Scorpio's price on June 2017 at the E3 conference. Project Scorpio is slated for a holiday 2017 release.