This year will be one of the best when it comes to gaming consoles, and in some cases, instances of super-consoles. We heard yesterday from Xbox boss Phil Spencer who was seen assuring fans, enthusiasts and potential customers that Microsoft will continue to extend support existing consoles like the Xbox One and the Xbox One S for a pretty long time to come.
Spencer also assured that he personally had played games on the all-new Xbox 2 aka Project Scorpio. Project Scorpio will essentially be a higher end variation of the existing Xbox consoles. Spencer is a frequent and often eloquent user of social media and he is extremely active on Twitter. He has shown keen interest in receiving users’ comments, their suggestions, critiques and constructive ideas. He was speaking on a tweet from a user who wished to know if the Xbox 2 would continue supporting the existing consoles like the Xbox One and the Xbox One S. He also acknowledged the fact that as of now, there was some confusion among users as to whether retroactive continuity for the new console would continue. He has looked to clear the air.
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Often described by Microsoft as being the most powerful console ever made, the Xbox boss has said that he will look to ensure that all user concerns are addressed and that all critics are silenced. The same can also be said of Sony, which has tried to assuage user concerns on the upcoming PlayStation consoles. These comments are derived from last week, when Spencer said in an interview that he was “really happy” with the development of the Project Scorpio. He was especially praising the engineering and development team attached to Project Scorpio and what they had been able to achieve. What we do know is that the Project Scorpio will be heavily betted upon by Microsoft.
Project Scorpio or the Xbox 2 is scheduled for launch this holiday season across the United States first and then the world. We, however, are unsure about exactly Microsoft will start to show the new console off, however. Earlier this month, Spencer had himself said he is unsure if Microsoft will start showing off the Project Scorpio before E3 in June. The E3 is often described as the largest video game expo in the world. Due to be held between June 13th and 15th, the E3 will also mark the release of several video games which will be featured on the Xbox 2.
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The relationship between the new console and the previous Xbox console has been compared to the PS4 and the PS4 Pro in the sense that Project Scorpio will also support peripherals for those systems despite their release being earlier. In other news, the Xbox 2 console is reputed to feature four new major features: it will ensure support for 4K gaming, it will have a monstrous six teraflops of processing power, it will boast of an 8-core CPU and lastly, it will be VR compatible. We hope the Xbox 2 delivers on the promises it makes and ask you to watch this space.