Published on June 13th, 2016 | by Remy Cuesta
E3 2016: Xbox’s new hardware announcements + spec video
At the Microsoft press conference they didn’t have one but two hardware announcements that started in the beginning and the very end of the briefing.
First up was the announcement of the Xbox One S aka the Xbox One Slim. Boasting 4K Ultra HD video streaming, 4K Ultra HD blu-ray, High Dynamic Range, a 40% smaller console, and a streamlined controller this one takes a queue from the Xbox 360 slim playbook. It will be available at 500gb, 1tb and 2tb hard drives and starts at $299 in August. If you’d like to see it in action take a look at the video above for it in action.
The second and last reveal was a look into the future of the Xbox One. Project Scorpio is going to be the ideal console from Microsoft for 4k gaming and high fidelity graphics. This new console boasts a better GPU for 4k gaming, would have six teraflops of computing power, can handle VR gaming which no other announcements have been made hardware wise from Microsoft and everything the Xbox One S has as well. This looks to be available holiday 2017 and Phil Spenser claims it will be the most powerful gaming console ever built.
We’ll be giving more info and our thoughts on all of this in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!