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Microsoft reveals Project Scorpio, the Xbox One's powerful, 4K-ready successor powered by AMD

Hayden Dingman | June 15, 2016
The rumors were true.

As for what this means for PC gamers: Well, it means next year will probably be pretty great. Have you gone back and played any games from 2012 and compared them to games in 2016? Expect to see a similar graphics bump in the near future, as developers are no longer constrained on the high-end by the subpar hardware in the original Xbox One and PS4.

We’ll also probably see broader min-spec support for at least a few years, given that devs now need to create versions of games that run on both the original hardware and the refreshed hardware. That’s good news for people who like to run the same PC rigs for years at a time.

For now, we’ll just have to wait until E3 2017 for more Project Scorpio news. I can definitely give you one recommendation based on today’s news: Don’t bother buying an Xbox One this year. Not unless you want to be really annoyed when the refresh comes out.

 

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