Upgraded Xbox One with 4K, Oculus Rift support will launch in 2017
It looks like fans will be introduced to two new Xbox consoles soon, including a slimmer version of the Xbox One this year and a more powerful Xbox Two sometime next year. Rumors indicate that the console will see further upgrades in 2017 with the launch of “Scorpio“, a code-named hardware revision that boasts an upgraded GPU capable of supporting 4K resolutions.
The game is also being developed for the PC and Playstation VR (unsurprising since an Xbox One VR platform doesn’t exist yet) but that a version will be developed for the Xbox One. Microsoft is allegedly preparing a bigger update to Xbox One Slim and its current gaming consoles, codenamed Scorpio, which will become available in 2017.
A companion report from Polygon also stated that Microsoft may be building “Scorpio” to run at six Teraflops.
New rumors are spreading about the possibility of two new versions of the Xbox One in the next two years, according to reports.
The cheaper, smaller Xbox One, is expected to be announced at E3 next month and is reported to feature a much larger hard-drive (2TB) than the current model. Polygon reports that Microsoft will upgrade it to 6 teraflops, which is four times the power of the Xbox One.
Sony may have been the first to have been reportedly working on a PS4 Neo, the faster upgrade to the PS4.
We’re still yet to get pricing information on any of these consoles yet, but expect loads more news to arrive when E3 starts on June 12. Most of the sources have been implying that Sony’s proposed announcement of a new 4K PlayStation 4 has driven Microsoft to make the announcement about their own console.
It’s believed that this is part of a wider plans from Microsoft, described as “Project Helix”, which aims to converge Xbox and Windows 10 gaming.
Despite no confirmation from Microsoft, details to the Xbox One Slim have been coming out since April, per Parent Herald.