Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft teases Project Scorpio: the 6 TFLOPS, 4K60 gaming, VR Xbox, coming holiday 2017

At E3 today, Microsoft announced the next member of the Xbox family: code-name Project Scorpio. The company calls it an uncompromised gaming machine: a 6 TFLOPS GPU, 8-core CPU, 320GB/s of memory bandwidth, capable of 4K, 60 frame per second gaming and with VR support. What headset that VR support will use remains a mystery.

This is a 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 that this is the start of gaming beyond generations—entering a world where hardware improvements don't mean ditching your game library, echoing his previous promises about hardware upgrades.

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

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