Microsoft Announces Project Scorpio, 'The Most Powerful Console Ever'

By Jason Schreier on at

Project Scorpio is official, and it’s coming in the Christmas of 2017. Microsoft is calling it “the most powerful console ever.”

Of course, you already knew that—we reported the existence of Scorpio last month. But now it’s official. Microsoft pulled out a sizzle reel full of developers to talk about how excited they are to make games on Scorpio, and they’re saying that all future Xbox games will be compatible with both that and the older Xbox One and Xbox One S models.

Microsoft says the machine will run at a performance of six teraflops and support both 4K gaming and ‘high fidelity VR.’ Here’s a video of developers talking about the device: