Xbox One Slim, Project Scorpio Officially Announced

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Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:37 -- Bramsey89

At Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference, Phil Spencer announced two new Xbox models. One of which is the rumored slim model, and the other is an entirely new console called Project Scorpio.

Find out Microsoft's plans for the future right now as we dive into these news

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Xbox One Slim Leaks Before E3 2016

Phil Spencer confirmed at the E3 2016 Microsoft conference that the Xbox One S (slim) is real. It's coming out in August 2nd and it will cost $399. There are also options coming out on August 23rd that offer a 500GB and 1TB option.

For $299 and $349 respectively you can get the 500GB or 1TB versions with Halo 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. For the same $349 price point, you can also get a Madden NFL 17 bundle with a 1TB Xbox One S.

Here are the specs:

  • 40% smaller than the original Xbox One
  • Support for 4K video
  • 500GB, 1TB, 2TB Hard Drive

If you'd rather you stick to your original Xbox One, you can get one now for as low as $249 with a 500GB hard drive and a variety of different games depending on the bundle.

I'm talking Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, Quantum Break, Forza Motorsport 6, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Any of those would be a great starting point.

Now let's move on to the new console.

Microsoft Announces Project Scorpio

While rumored for some time, it appears Microsoft is indeed doing a new console. Promised to be the "most powerful console ever made" it's going to come out in holiday 2017.

Here are the specs revealed thus far:

  • Releasing in holiday 2017
  • More powerful GPU
  • Support for full 4K gaming
  • Six Teraflops of processing power
  • 8-core CPU
  • Support for VR

We don't know which VR headset the system will use, but it's clear that Microsoft is trying to get ahead of Sony's PS4.5 and come out with something even more powerful.

Even so, Sony hasn't officially revealed the specs of their upgraded console. What do you think of these new systems? Will you pick them up? Let us know in the comments!

Average: 3.3 (16 votes)


Can't wait to get me hands on one of these beauties.

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