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First official details have been posted about Microsoft's Project Xbox Scorpio console

07 Apr 17

Microsoft has finally spilled the beans on the Xbox Scorpio console that will be out later this year. The first specs have been revealed. 

As we posted a few days ago, some of the rumoured specs for the Xbox Scorpio console turned out to be true. When it's released later this year, it will be the most powerful console out in the market. 

Eurogamer posted an exclusive report on all you need to know about the Xbox Scorpio. Some of the specs you can see from the table posted below. 

Sadly, all we know about the console is what is under the hood. Microsoft did not reveal what the actual console looks like, and a price was also not unveiled today either. Microsoft has said in the past that this is a premium product so it's possible it will be priced higher than both the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch. 

As you can see from the table, the console is powerful and it also includes a 4K Blu-ray drive. This means it can play 4K Blu-ray discs unlike Sony's PS4 Pro. As of right now, only a 1TB hard drive will be included. 

In terms of how the console runs games, Eurogamer/Digital Foundry saw footage of Forza Motorsport and it's running at native 4K with 60fps. It should be powerful enough to run many games at 4K and 60fps. 

More information about the console can be seen in Digital Foundry's video posted below. Microsoft plans to release the Xbox Scorpio console by the end of the year. 


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