Microsoft at E3: The Xbox One S and Project Scorpio are real!
MANILA, Philippines – Starting off with an Xbox One S reveal, Microsoft's E3 Press conference is offering plenty for fans of different types of games to love, with a slew of trailers and the Play Anywhere system, wherein gamers can purchase a game on Xbox One and be able to play on Windows 10.
The Xbox One S will cost $399 and will be available in August. The Xbox One S will provide HDR gaming, come with a 2TB hard drive, and provide 4K Ultra HD video support.
Microsoft also announced the Xbox One family upgrade called Project Scorpio. Microsoft is touting it as the most powerful gaming console when it releases, and is meant to serve 4K resolution and high-fidelity graphics for VR functionality. Project Scorpio is set to have 6 teraflops of computing capability, 8 CPU cores, and over 320 GB per second of memory bandwidth.
Aside from the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio reveals were demonstrations and trailers for a veritable ton of games, beginning with a Gears of War 4 demo.
Gears of War 4 will feature cross-play functionality across Xbox One and Windows 10, with owners of a copy on one platform able to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
They also showed off a nifty Gears of War Xbox One Controller. Gears of War 4 will be available on October 11, 2016.
The folks developing Killer Instinct, meanwhile, showed off a new character from the Gears of War mythos – General Raam.
Forza Horizon 3 and Recore were also shown off.
Whereas Forza was all about the cars, Recore showed off the protagonist's many robotic companions.