In 2017, Microsoft will be significantly upgrading the Xbox One via a new hardware release. Codenamed "Project Scorpio", it is being billed as the most powerful console ever created. Here's everything we know so far.
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During Microsoft's post-briefing E3 demo showcase, we were shown the final production model of the Xbox One S. Not to be confused with the so-called "Project Scorpio", this is essentially the same console in a much smaller package. It also comes with some connectivity tweaks, a redesigned controller, 4K Blu-ray support and an integrated power supply. Here are the photos.
The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools' joke over a year ago, Hyperkin's Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully-functional, with a possible official release closer to December.
Microsoft's latest overhaul of Xbox Live will give gamers more control over who they play with -- as well as who they don't. The Cortana-powered Find A Group and Club modes will make it easier to find people who are a good "cultural" match. Whether you hate homophobic and racist trash talk or would prefer to only play with your gender, Xbox Live has you covered. In short, you'll soon be able to erase the gamers you don't want to interact with forever.
It's fun watching people wearing an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive run into walls, trip over furniture or smash into other obstacles while playing a VR game. But it's not as fun when you're the one accidentally breaking your own TV, so Nyko has come up with a solution that makes it safer to explore a VR world while you're inside the real one.
2016 marks 20 years since the guys from Alienware sold their first beige-box PC tower, and the company -- run by massive PC giant Dell -- is using this year's E3 conference to celebrate. Not only does Alienware have a demo of some (comparatively) ancient gaming PCs versus its latest and greatest, it's also a look back at a time when PC gaming was even less cool than it is now.
PS VR, Sony's super exceptional VR headset that competes with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, has been in development for a while and we've been super impressed every time we've tried it out.
In just a couple of months, Microsoft will be launching a new Xbox One console. No, not the suped-up Project Scorpio; that's coming in 2017. First up, we're getting the stop-gap Xbox One S which is essentially the same console in a much smaller package. To some, this hardware release might seem like a complete waste of time -- who's going to buy an Xbox One S when the Scorpio is just around the corner? Well, for starters it will be the first Xbox console ever to come without a brick-sized PSU. It also supports 4K Blu-rays, boasts a new and improved controller and is pretty cheap into the bargain.
As had been heavily rumoured and then leaked yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that it will be releasing a hardware revision for the Xbox One.
The Microsoft E3 press briefing will be kicking off at approximately 2:30am AEST. Like last year, we'll be blogging all the announcements as they happen, live from Los Angeles. So stay up late or set your alarm clocks!