Phil Spencer has stated that Xbox fans should not worry about pricing when it comes to the upcoming Scorpio.
In a recent interview with NZ Gamer, Spencer was asked if the cost of the Scorpio would be higher than what console buyers are used to due to it being a premium system.
“So you can see the price of the S today,” Spencer stated. “When we designed both of these, which we kind of designed it in parallel. We thought about the price performance of what we wanted to hit with the Scorpio, relative to what we were going to be able to do with the S. So that we would have a good price continuum, so people wouldn’t look at these two things as so disconnected because of the price delta.
“So I think you will feel like it’s a premium product, a premium console. And not something, anything more than that. So I wouldn’t get people worried that this thing is going to be unlike any console price you’ve ever seen. We didn’t design it that way.”
Microsoft first announced the Scorpio at this year’s E3. The company has revealed that the system will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One and Xbox One S, and that gamers will be able to use the same controllers and peripherals. The system does not have a specific release date, though it is expected to release in 2017.