Xbox Scorpio Making "Amazing Progress"

Posted: Oct 27 2016, 5:09pm CDT | by , in Gaming


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Xbox Scorpio Making "Amazing Progress"
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Phil Spencer gave an intriguing update today during an update about Project Scorpio from Xbox. He said that he has been in day-long meetings for the console and is optimistic that they will be able to have it out by the next holiday.

"I'm in a day-long review of where the team is on Scorpio right now," Spencer said on Twitter in response to someone who about the release date. "Amazing progress and we are feeling good about schedule."

Spencer also told GameSpot that the device is really shaping up to be something special. Construction is going "really well," he said, adding that Microsoft is in fact "a little ahead of plan."

"There is a lot of time to go, but we feel good about how the things are coming together," he said. "The teams understand the performance spec that we're building. We went through some of the high-level specs at E3 in the video. And it gives the teams time to make sure that they're targeting that performance for their games. Luckily so many of both our internal teams and partners are also building on PC. So it's not hard for us to say, 'Okay this is the PC spec that you can expect with what we're building on Scorpio,' so it allows them to make sure they have the assets and capability to deliver. Since we're focusing on a box that can support true 4K and a 4K frame buffer and a lot of PC games already support that; it's not a new language or asset base for them in terms of things that we're asking them to go do. I'm also pretty confident in the content lineup that we'll see."

Project Scorpio may go down as the "most powerful console ever made." Everything we know about it points to a "premium" machine that will be extremely high quality and maybe pretty pricey.

"We expect both of these products [Xbox One S and Project Scorpio] to be in market at the same time, and that there's a clear performance difference and obviously there will be a price difference between the two things," he said. "But I also want people to understand that Scorpio is going to be a premium console. Like, I'm not trying to sell you a high-end gaming PC rig for a couple of thousand dollars or something. We look at consumer price points of consoles and definitely our target is to hit that. But it will be a premium version of an Xbox One and we'll talk more about pricing as we're cutting it closer to the launch and everything else. But I'm confident that we'll be able to deliver a product at a price point that gamers will feel like is worth it."

For more information about the Project Scorpio console and the latest information, keep checking our Xbox Project Scorpio guide.

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