Xbox One Project Scorpio reveal set for April 6

Posted April 05, 2017

It's unlikely we'll see the design of the console on Thursday, or its final naming. The console isn't yet ready to hit store shelves, but with the PlayStation 4 Pro having relative success in the marketplace, this new console will require a slew of games to showcase what it is capable of.

In addition, Microsoft confirmed that a "major gaming outlet" is going to be launched during E3. NeoGAF member Shinobi backed Corden's claims in a tweet.

It sounds like this reveal is sanctioned by Microsoft rather than a leak.

The Redmond-based software giant wanted to get the technical details out of the way before the big E3 event.

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Xbox head Phil Spencer, however, recently said that Microsoft will focus on games at the upcoming E3. Spencer didn't want the hardware to steal all the attention from the games. It might not be a flood of information, but there are enough details to give us a pretty good idea of what we can expect from the gaming company in June. It looks as if Project Scorpio's particulars could be uncovered as right on time one week from now. According to the listing the release date for the game is October 3rd, 2017.

Microsoft will unveil Xbox One Project Scorpio this Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. UK. Microsoft plans to replace its 8GB of DDR3 RAM / 32MB of ESRAM with 12GB of GDDR5 memory on Project Scorpio. No one expected Red Dead Redemption 2 to appear in Project Scorpio's third-party line-up, but it is doing wonders for players' confidence to the console.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is not a surprise, as representatives for DICE, the developer of the first Battlefront, were a part of the Xbox Project Scorpio trailer at last year's E3. This doesn't mean Microsoft has never considered building upon this concept, anyway. Mixed reality is when you scan a real-life object and place it into virtual reality. This includes first party titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2 plus third-party games Red Dead Redemption 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, Madden NFL 18, and the rumored Call of Duty: WWII. It is also adaptable with all Xbox one accessories and games. The Xbox backward compatibility would also come to Windows 10 PCs.

No word on how much it will cost, though some are projecting something in the $800-$900 range. Even some of the most powerful GPUs struggle to maintain a decent frame rate at 4K. According to Insider Shinobi602, "Scorpion things next week, yes".