Microsoft announces Project Scorpio

Microsoft teases "the most powerful console ever built."

Project Scorpio

Microsoft announced Project Scorpio, the next addition to the Xbox family and “the most powerful console ever built,” due out in holiday 2017. It promises true 4K gaming visuals and high-fidelity VR without sacrificing performance.

Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio will all be compatible. All Xbox One games and accessories will play on all three.

Here’s a message from Phil Spencer, head of Xbox:

The next step-change for gamers and developers must deliver true 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR experiences to the console. To that end, we were happy to announce the next addition to the Xbox One family: Project Scorpio.

When it ships next year, Project Scorpio will be our most powerful console ever built, specifically to lead the industry into a future in which true 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR are the standard, not an exception.

Project Scorpio will be the first console with 6 teraflops of power, which will empower the world’s greatest game creators to fully embrace true 4K gaming without sacrificing quality, generate premier VR experiences, without sacrificing performance, and putting greater graphic fidelity in the hands of the world’s best game creators.

Best of all, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Project Scorpio will all be compatible. All Xbox One games and accessories will play on each device. It’s very important to us that no one gets left behind, which is a big part of why we view Project Scorpio as a new way of thinking about consoles and generations.

The reason that we announced Project Scorpio today is to give our developers and partners the ability to embrace its capability early, in order to start realizing their visions for the future and deliver even more great games for you.

Today marks the beginning of gaming beyond generations. It’s a future full of choice, and one in which we can all play together without boundaries.

Watch the reveal video below.

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