"Well, let me say that a number of times we've designed, roughly designed, an Xbox handheld, or a cheap Xbox kind of stick that you could plug in and stream from an Xbox in the home, or play low-powered games....we are always thinking and brainstorming on different scenarios of where the console could go".
The folks over at Microsoft finally revealed more about their new console, now known as Project Scorpio, as it shared new details about its specs and capabilities.
"The ideas behind S were in flight slightly", he remarked, when talking of the slimmer Xbox One which launched previous year. New information about the soon to be unveiled console will be released occasionally. For what we would do in 2016, and we sat around a table... and said, 'I think we need to do more than what the silicon is that's available in 2016 at a price point that a console customer would want to pay.' So that's when we stopped that effort.
So here's what you can expect from the Microsoft Project Scorpio, and how you'll be able to use it as a home cinema system. Scorpio specifically supports FreeSync variable refresh rates over HDMI, DisplayPort output won't be coming to consoles. FreeSync 2 adds support for HDR10. It's a odd thing to investigate, especially given the system's capabilities: I mean a console outfitted with a Jaguar CPU and Polaris GPU shouldn't be able to hit native 4K 60FPS, but it's indeed possible and Turn10 has done it.
The full list of Xbox Scorpio specs can be seen below.
We can expect Microsoft to reveal a lot more and showcase some games running on Scorpio at E3 2017, set to begin in a couple months from now.
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We've already been extremely impressed with Scorpio's custom Jaguar CPU and Polaris GPU hardware being able to hit native 4K 60FPS in Forza 6 at Ultra PC settings, but the system has a few more surprises in store.
The Scorpio is expected to be offered at $500.
Based on what we have on the AMD FreeSync 2, it seems that it's actually a good addition to the already powerful video game console. And the launch could also boost Xbox One sale, as Microsoft could be cutting the price of its older console, Express reported.