The most exciting thing about 2017 for a majority of Xbox gamers is the launch of the Xbox Project Scorpio, which is touted to be the most powerful console ever made, by Microsoft. The console was shown off at E3 2016 with VR in mind. However, things seem a little sketchy right now as the Xbox Scorpio website got changed and the mention of “Hi-Fidelity VR” was removed.
Microsoft Changes Xbox Project Scorpio’s Website, Removes Mention of “Hi-Fidelity VR”
Not too long after the change, NeoGAF users spotted the change on the website.
As you can see above, before the change, the website boasted the powerful specifications of the upcoming Xbox Scorpio. It showed off things like Full 4K gaming, 6 TFLOPS of graphical horsepower, 8-Core CPU, and fast 320 GB/s memory bandwidth. But below the tabs, you can see few statements. The second statement mentions “hi-fidelity VR”. That got removed after the change.
As you can see above, now, the website doesn’t mention hi-fidelity VR. It just says that it is the most powerful console ever with some highlight on its specs and performance and it’s compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories.
Do note that this doesn’t mean that Xbox Scorpio is not going to support VR or anything but the fact that Microsoft removed the mention of VR from the Xbox Scorpio page does make things a bit skeptical. Microsoft also hasn’t revealed why they changed the website.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer did say that they have designed Xbox Scorpio for VR. In November 2016, Phil Spencer told Stevivor:
“We designed Scorpio as a VR-capable console. Whether that happens this year, next year, or the year after.”
The Xbox Scorpio will launch this year in the holiday season, according to Microsoft. Microsoft hasn’t revealed the price tag yet but it will cost more than the already-released Xbox One S, according to Phil Spencer.
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