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Xbox One S and Project Scorpio Revealed at E3 2016

Xbox One S and Project Scorpio Revealed at E3 2016

Today Microsoft announced at their E3 2016 Press Conference the new Xbox One coming soon called Xbox One S or Project Scorpio, announcing that this console will feature the Xbox One play anywhere program where you can buy an Xbox One game or PC game and play it in both systems.

The Xbox One S has a fresh coat of white paint (Microsoft calls it “robot white”) and is like an Xbox One shrunk down. The Xbox One S also includes a few other improvements, most notably, there’s 4K Ultra HD video support (including 4K Ultra HD Bluray) and HDR capabilities for both gaming and video with high fidality VR experience. Meanwhile, one of the console’s USB ports has been moved to the front for easy access. One thing has been removed, however: the Xbox One S doesn’t include a dedicated Kinect sensor port. If you want to hook up a Kinect for voice controls you’ll need a separate USB adaptor. The xbox One S will use all of the previos Xbox One accesories and games.

Check out the trailer for the Xbox One S featuring all of its features:

“The Xbox One S for us was a realization that first, we want to make a smaller Xbox, but there was also some capability that we saw growing out in the market around HDR and 4K video,” Xbox head Phil Spencer says of the new device. “So we said, if we’re going to do an upgrade to our console, let’s go ahead and embrace some of the technologies that are coming and make those part of our core SKU.”

“It’s not just the console that’s been refreshed: the Xbox One S also comes with a slightly upgraded version of the Xbox One controller. It features the same white color scheme as the console, as well as new textured grips on the back and the addition of Bluetooth, which both adds more wireless range and means you can use the controller wirelessly with a Windows PC. It’s a small upgrade, but very welcome.”

A special, limited edition launch edition of the Xbox One S will be available in early August with a 2TB hard drive for $399. Two standard versions will be available soon after: a 500GB edition for $299, and 1TB for $349.

For more information on the Xbox One S, visit its official website.

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