At E3, Microsoft announced the next manifestation of the Xbox family of consoles, with Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg describing it as a “beast” when explaining the power they expect it to have.
“We’re building a beast,” Greenberg said “It’s gonna be the most powerful console ever made, and as a guy who was here when we built the original Xbox, that being such a powerful box, and we pioneered with Xbox Live, and some of those innovative games, it really feels like we’re getting back to our roots.”
Set for a 2017 release, the Xbox Scorpio will boast 8 cores, 320Gb memory bandwidth, and six teraflops (a term used to refer to graphics processing speed) of performance that will allow for fully uncompressed 4K gaming. Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said the console will be four and a half times more powerful than the Xbox One
Over the years, Microsoft have been responsible for some of the most iconic and commercially successful gaming consoles ever made, with the Xbox 360 selling over 85 million units worldwide, and remaining in production for over a decade.
“I think the team here, we’re all gamers and we love what we do–and I’ve never seen the morale this high,” Greenberg said. “People are fired up about what we’re delivering this year for our fans, and the vision of what we’re doing with Project Scorpio. It’s a pretty special time.”