Project Scorpio is more than simply an upgraded variant of the present Xbox One console. It’s an impressive feat of hardware engineering that offers substantial processing power in a compact factor, or at least that’s what Microsoft is telling us.
Scheduled for a worldwide launch this fall, many have begun wondering if Microsoft plans on shifting all focus to the newer console model. If that were to happen, Project Scorpio pretty much marks the end of the Xbox One model.
Sighting a Twitter debate over how Project Scorpio will make Xbox One obsolete, Xbox boss Phil Spencer responded that there will no such thing. Microsoft plans on supporting Xbox One and Xbox One S for a long time to come. In fact, the release of Project Scorpio guarantees long-term support for the consoles.
It should be noted that there will no exclusives games for Project Scorpio. The upcoming console will also support all peripherals from the current consoles. There will be no other incentive to upgrade to the new machine except for the fact that games will perform better due to the beefier hardware.
The company has repeatedly explained that Scorpio is intended to be a high-end option for gamers. It’s a similar setup to how Sony is marketing PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.
That being said, Spencer does’t want people to board the hype train so quickly. He has advised everyone to not pre-order a Scorpio until they have seen the games running on it.
There’s still no information on when Microsoft plans on unveiling the console. Previously, they were hints that perhaps Microsoft will host an exclusive event outside of its E3 2017 press briefing.
There’s a lot at stake here. Sony is killing with its offerings and substantial lead in terms of sales. Microsoft is expected to announce new titles to help launch its upcoming console, and add to the existing Xbox library of games.