Microsoft’s next gen Xbox has been listed on Amazon.co.uk. There it states that the console will be a true 4K console, with hi-fidelity VR. It also says that it will offer full Xbox One backwards compatibility.
Naturally, this listing doesn’t get deep in to the nitty gritty regarding specs.
I suppose we have all assumed that Microsoft’s new console would support VR – but at least that’s confirmed.
What it does reveal is that Microsoft is still aiming for a “holiday 2017” release time-frame.
Project Scorpio specs
This suggests that the new Xbox will be using a wider memory bus and faster GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. The PS4 Pro has 218.8GB/s of memory bandwidth, giving Project Scorpio a huge performance advantage here.
This will make Project Scorpio over 4.5x more powerful than the Xbox One in terms of GPU horsepower.
Project Scorpio announcement
Eurogamer has announced that Digital Foundry will be revealing Microsoft’s Xbox One Project Scorpio this week.
— Eurogamer.net (@eurogamer) 4 April 2017
This will take place on Thursday (tomorrow) at 2pm here in the UK (6am Pacific time).