Microsoft has unveiled ‘Project Scorpio’, a new Xbox console that will support ultra-high resolution gaming and virtual reality, while also launching a slimmer version of its Xbox One console at the video game conference E3 in Los Angeles on Monday.
Project Scorpio, which will have the ability to power virtual reality experiences and 4K gaming, is expected to be available during the holiday season in 2017.The console will be compatible with Xbox One games and accessories. Details on its pricing were not disclosed.
Microsoft launched a partnership with Oculus Rift last year, which made some Xbox One games playable on Oculus’ virtual reality platform.
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The new Xbox One S console, an updated version of the Xbox One launched in 2013, will bring new features such as streaming support for 4K videos, which provides four-times the resolution of high-definition content.
The Xbox One S will be available in August and its base model will be priced at $299.