Microsoft revealed some fresh details about their "most powerful console ever" that will leave gamers in awe and anticipation of its arrival.
According to a report by Digital Foundry, via Eurogamer, the updated version of the Xbox One, codenamed "Project Scorpio," will indeed sport specs that are several steps ahead of the competition among the current consoles in the market today. The report confirmed that the console was able to run a Forza Motorsport demo under native 4K at 60 frames per second (FPS).
"To me, [4K] means a very specific set of things. It's a lot more than delivering those eight-million-plus pixels to the screen while playing games," said Group Program Director of the Xbox Core platform, Kevin Gammill. "It's about delivering those pixels with 4K assets, so they look great. It's about delivering those pixels with HDR and wide colour gamut fidelity. It's about delivering those pixels with no loss of frame-rate compared to the 1080p version of that title - that's super-important to us," he added.
He also highlighted Microsoft's decision to put a premium on spatial audio, as it adds to the beauty of the overall gaming experience.
Furthermore, the console will also come with the big guns, namely, 12GB of GDDR5 memory and a 1TB hard drive that has not been seen on any gaming console. The report also noted that the 12GB will be divided into two portions, with 8GB being accessible to the developers while the remaining 4GB is for system usage. Compared to the current form of Xbox One, the Scorpio's GPU is will be 4.6 times powerful, which yields for more faster loading times, higher and more stable frame rates, and the elimination of screening tear.
The console is capable of supporting all of the games from the current Xbox One, and it is more powerful than the PlayStation 4. It is also speculated to cost around $500, similar to the price tag of the latter when it was first released, and it will become available in the holiday season of 2017.