Sun. Feb 5th, 2023

Mark Walton and Sam Machkovech of Ars discuss Scorpio’s awesome processing power. But what do all those specifications mean for the gamer? Where does the Xbox One S fit in? And will existing Xbox owners upgrade?

At E3 today, Microsoft announced the next member of the Xbox family, codenamed Project Scorpio. The company calls it a no-compromise slot machine. Project Scorpio will reportedly ship with a 6 TFLOPS GPU, 8-core CPU and 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth. It is capable of 4K gaming at 60 frames per second and supports VR. Which headset will use VR support remains a mystery.

Microsoft emphasized that Scorpio will be part of the Xbox family: all games and peripherals that work on Xbox One and Xbox One S will be fully compatible with Project Scorpio. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said the move marks the beginning of gaming beyond generations – entering a world where hardware improvements don’t mean ditching your game library, following up on his earlier promises about hardware upgrades.

Fallout 4 was featured heavily in the launch announcement, suggesting the game will see a VR-enabled Scorpio-related update in the future.

Microsoft said the new system will ship in the 2017 holiday season.

Microsoft’s E3 event has ended. We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available throughout the day.

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