Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, announced through a blog post today that Project Scorpio will make its debut at Microsoft’s annual E3 press conference on June 11th. Microsoft teamed up with Eurogamer earlier this month to reveal the specs on the new Xbox, but they didn’t actually show the console itself. There was also a lack of information on the release date or retail price. All of that and much more will be revealed at E3 this summer. In the blog post, Spencer writes:
With Project Scorpio, we set a design goal of building the first true 4K console for gamers with an emphasis on compatibility so no one gets left behind. Once we locked that plan, we set our sights on building the world’s most powerful console development platform, which includes the new Xbox One Development Kit and a full suite of software to get every ounce of performance from the platform.
Spencer goes on to praise the new Xbox One Development Kit, which will apparently allow video game developers to focus more time and energy on building their games and less on getting the new hardware up and running.
According to the earlier revealed details, the console will improve both old and new Xbox One games, as well as backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles. Every game that is playable on the Xbox One will be playable on the Scorpio, and vice versa, but performance will be far better on the Scorpio.
Along with the confirmation that Project Scorpio will be unveiled at E3 this year, Microsoft also sent out invites to its press briefing, which will start at 2pm Pacific Time/5 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, June 11th.