Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirms Scorpio will be unveiled alongside games at E3 in June
Today, Microsoft's head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced on the official Xbox website that Microsoft will unveil Project Scorpio (presumably in its final form, with its real name, a confirmed price and release date) at E3 in June alongside new games that take advantage of the hardware. Microsoft will be holding its "E3 2017 Briefing" event on Sunday, June 11, starting at 2 PM PT, 5 PM ET.
In the lengthy blog post espousing Scorpio as the "first true 4K console," Spencer reaffirmed the messaging about "power" and developer support that we're repeatedly hearing from Microsoft, while deftly avoiding much in the way of specific new information outside of the unveil date.
"We’ve created the most powerful console with you in mind. We’ve created the most powerful development platform with our industry’s creators in mind. And, we’re unifying players across PC and console with Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable multiplayer network and Beam, the next generation streaming service. Ultimately, we know you care most about great games, whether they be exclusive, multiplatform, independent or AAA. We are proud of the diverse lineup of games coming this year that will only be playable on Xbox One and will play better on Project Scorpio. We designed Project Scorpio to be the best console to play the blockbuster multiplatform games from our publishing partners, made it easy for recently released titles to upgrade to true 4K and for beloved, backward compatible titles to play better than ever before.
You can read the full post from Spencer here.