As Project Scorpio approaches its eventual release, the console will undergo various forms of testing, from general performance to bug testing. Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, recently stated on Twitter that when he tested the console it “looked right” and “played great:”
Great day, Scorpio update w/ team. Played my first games on early Scorpio unit. Games played great, console looked right, proud of the team
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 24, 2017
When asked for a sneak peak of the console, Spencer regretted that he would not be able to do so but stated that he was happy with the results.
The Project Scorpio has been kept under wraps ever since it was announced at E3 2016, but Microsoft claims that it will be the most powerful console ever. The official Project Scorpio website states that the console will come with natural 4K resolution, 320 GB/s Memory bandwidth, 8 CPU cores, and 6 Teraflops of power. Flop stands for “floating operating point per second” and determines how many polygons a graphics processor can process per second. For comparison’s sake, a regular Xbox One only has 1.31 Teraflops of power and a regular PlayStation 4 has 1.84 Teraflops of power. As with the PlayStation 4 Pro, Project Scorpio is not a brand new console but instead a vastly upgraded version of an existing console. The Pro and the Scorpio could possibly represent a future trend in console gaming, but that remains to be seen.
The Project Scorpio is scheduled to release in time for the 2017 holiday season.