Microsoft is finally ready to talk about Project Scorpio, just not the one you’ll be able to buy and play on later this year. No, the video above is about the Project Scorpio dev kit, and all the neat features it has that developers will absolutely love.
Director of Programming for Xbox Live Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, talks with Kevin Gammill from the Xbox engineering team about how the new console is influenced by feedback from third-party developers all over the world.
According to Major Nelson, the Project Scorpio dev kit is “completely different” for the retail version of the Scorpio, both on the inside and on the outside. First of all, the dev kit includes 24GB of GDDR5 RAM, as opposed to 12BG in the retail version, and comes with a 1TB SSD and 4 extra CUs.
On the outside, the box has more buttons, a frontal display on the front, and an additional network port on the back. All of these have their own reasons to be there – and you can hear and see exactly what they do in the video.
Microsoft will reveal the final name for Project Scorpio at their E3 2017 conference on Sunday, June 11. Then we will see how the finished product looks, how much it will cost and when we’ll be able to get one. You can also expect to see a few launch title to whet your appetite.