Microsoft officially presented its Project Scorpio at its E3 press conference.
There weren't really any surprises as all the leaks of the last couple of weeks turned out to be accurate. Xbox One Scorpio will have 6 teraflops of computing power, an eight-core processor and memory bandwidth of 320GB/s. The raw computing power figure indicates Scorpio will be about four times more powerful than the current Xbox One.
The console is expected to hit the market in late 2017 and promises full 4K gaming and VR support. All existing games and peripherals will be fully compatible with Scorpio.
Also confirmed is the Xbox One S, a more compact version of the Xbox One console. The new model is about 40 percent smaller and will ship with 500GB, 1TB and 2TB HDD options for $299, $349, and $399, respectively.
Besides a smaller size, the Xbox One S also has some new features like 4K video playback and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming. There's also a small design change, the Xbox One S will no longer have a dedicated Kinect port as the company seems to be downplaying the importance of Kinect.
For increased accessibility, we shifted one of the three USB ports and the pairing button to the front of the Xbox One S alongside the newly added IR blaster. Additionally, in order to make the Xbox One S as compact as possible and make all of these updates, we removed the dedicated Kinect port from the back. Kinect for Xbox One will still be compatible with Xbox One S via the Xbox Kinect Adapter for USB connection and offers the same great experiences as the current console. For fans that currently own a Kinect for Xbox One and plan to purchase the Xbox One S, we are offering a free Xbox Kinect Adapter.