Project Scorpio, the mid-generation version of the Xbox One, will have an internal power supply unit (PSU) and will support game DVR and streaming in 4K and 60 frames-per-second.
According to a report on Windows Central, Project Scorpio will continue in the footsteps of the Xbox One S, and will get rid of the power brick that plague Microsoft’s consoles so far. Some assumed that because of its powerful specs, the new console will being back the brick to allow for better airflow. However, it seems like this isn’t the case.
The site continues to report that Project Scorpio wil support HEVC and VP9 codecs that decode 4K streams, similar to what we currently have with the Xbox One S. But the mid-gen console takes it one step further by using the HEVC codec to allow 4K 60fps Game DVR captures and streaming. Remember that the PlayStation 4 Pro, the Scorpio’s main competitor at the moment, only records at 1080p 60fps.
If this turns out to be true, this is a pretty big upgrade, as Xbox One and Xbox One S console can only do 720p 30fps Game DVR captures.
Project Scorpio will be revealed at E3 2017, and we can expect to see plenty of new 4K games during Microsoft’s presentation.