Microsoft confirms Project Scorpio Xbox One with 6 TFLOPS for 2017

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Before the alarm bells go off, they've also announced that there will be a program that offers the adapters for free to users who decide to upgrade from an older Xbox One.

Microsoft Corp unveiled "Project Scorpio", a new Xbox console that will support ultra-high resolution gaming and virtual reality while also launching a slimmer version of its Xbox One console at the video game conference E3 in Los Angeles on Monday.

"Project Scorpio is actually the Xbox One that can natively run games in 4K and is built with the hardware capabilities to support the high-end VR that you see happening in the PC space today. when it ships it will be the most powerful console ever built", said Spencer. That new console has 8 cores, 6 teraflops of GPU power, and is capable of rendering at 60hz. "We went all the way to, we had the spec in front of us, should we ship something that's less than Scorpio this year, but in truth you can't do a true 4K console this year".

This appears to be a promotional price cut, but it's also a good way for Microsoft to clear existing inventory of the original Xbox One.

Microsoft's bold statement of the new console being the most powerful will have to be challenged by Sony and Nintendo. Both companies released the systems in 2013. "Similarly, Xbox Live Gold is needed for playing online multiplayer on Xbox One through Arenas on Xbox Live".

We just thought we'd set the minds of the Xbox Fitness fans at rest.