With E3 still months away, Microsoft seems very excited to show off their new console, already tweeting out the dates. The company has announced that they will finally unveil their new console – Project Scorpio – during the E3 week this year.
For a console that’s arriving at the end of this year, we can expect the event to heavily focus on Project Scorpio, its hardware, upcoming games and all the details Xbox fans have been craving for since the announcement last year. Microsoft has been oddly secretive about the project; even the name of the upcoming console is not known, as “Project Scorpio” is merely a codename for it.
— Xbox (@Xbox) February 15, 2017
What will be interesting is the pricing of the new console, considering its competition with the current console market. In fact, both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles are now selling for a fraction of their original release prices.
Microsoft has to make a pretty effective sales pitch to interest potential buyers for an expensive upgrade.
Moreover, keep in mind there will be no Scorpio exclusive games this time around, as Microsoft has made it clear that all games coming to the Scorpio will also be available on the Xbox One as well. Moreover, considering the current trajectory, most Microsoft exclusive games may also arrive for Windows 10 on the PC.
Speaking of Microsoft exclusive games, Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2 is also poised to make an entrance at E3. Announcing over Twitter about the upcoming reveal, and we can’t wait to see what the studio has in store.
In last year’s E3 conference, Microsoft gave a small teaser on what to expect from the new console. Confirming to have actual 4K gaming functionality, VR support, and almost five times the computing power of the Xbox One.
Ultimately, Microsoft has all the tools on hand to blow the competition away this year. However, if they will actually manage to do it properly is another story altogether.
The E3 Briefing
The Microsoft E3 Press Keynote will take place on the 11th of June 2017 at 2:00 PM PDT. Consequently, as E3 is open for public this year, many fans can get a close-up look at the new console.
As always, the whole event will have a live stream available to watch from anywhere in the world. The perfect alternative for anyone who can’t make it to the show floor personally.