Microsoft stresses 'no Scorpio exclusives', 4K updates an option

In his interview, featured on Gamestop, Spencer said: "Scorpio is more powerful than the original Xbox One, four and a half times". Given its link with Oculus, it seems highly likely that the Rift will be the headset of choice for Project Scorpio.

Since they were both launched in 2013, sales of the Xbox One have lagged behind the PS4.

As we already know, Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, will also be making its way to the console allowing for the console to be much smarter, at least when voice commands are issued. "And they have a large enough installed base of players and gamers that developers will target that audience with their new game", Spencer said.

Microsoft announced the Xbox Scorpio at the E3 press conference this week, and it's going to be a beast.

Talk inevitably turned toward the competition and after heaping praise on Microsoft's own lineup for 2016 and beyond, Spencer rubbished talk that "other consoles are doing a better job".

Microsoft has yet to confirm the full specs of Project Scorpio. Whether the announcements were about video games or upgrades to the console, Xbox definitely has a lot in store for their consumers.

KitGuru Says: While console makers don't typically come out with more powerful hardware so quickly, it is clear that things needed to speed up at least a bit to keep up with new technology.

The new control options could be important for Microsoft's recent focus on the cross-platform play between PCs and the Xbox One. "Outside of that, you should expect your Xbox One games to run exactly the same". The Xbox One Slim has all the features of the Xbox One plus compatibility with 4K video, 4K Ultra HD Blu-Rays and HDR video and a Bluetooth enabled controller that works with Windows 10.

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