At E3 today, Microsoft pulled back the curtains on its next generation Xbox hardware that is currently called project Scorpio. The hardware, which they are not giving a release date, price, or even showing the finally design, is being announced to help developers start building games for the upcoming release.
While all the specs were not stated, we do know that it will support 4k gaming, VR and has 6 teraflops of power.
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For those of you who are concerned about the new hardware and support for the existing Xbox One lineup, Microsoft says all games will be backwards and forwards compatible. They stated multiple times that no gamer will be left behind when the new console comes out, all games that work on Scorpio, also work on all existing versions of the Xbox One.
This is a bold strategy by Microsoft, announcing new hardware so far in advance of its release; the console will be released for the holidays in 2017. But, because games are backwards and forwards compatible (along with controllers too), any investments in games will be a safe one.
But, with the Xbox One S coming out this year, and Scorpio coming out in the near future, this sends a mixed message if you should buy the current generation Xbox. If you already have an Xbox One, you would not want to buy the One S and wait for the Scorpio and seeing as the One S does not have a lower price point than the current Xbox One, the message is a bit confusing.