Monolith Calls Xbox One Scorpio The Most Powerful Console Ever

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Monolith Calls Xbox One Scorpio The Most Powerful Console Ever

It's a big year for Xbox. Spencer says the system will carry a "premium" price tag, more than the $300 Xbox One S, but that's all we know for now.

The internal power supply unit (PSU) would fall in line with last summer's redesigned Xbox One S, which was the first Xbox console to use one after the original Xbox, Xbox 360 and original Xbox One all came with external power bricks.

Microsoft has been pumping some serious hype into its upcoming Project Scorpio console, with the company touting it is the most powerful console ever created - with Middle-earth: Shadow of War developer Monolith Productions reiterating Microsoft's comments on the console. This means that it will certainly cost more than the $300 Xbox One S. When asked whether they'll be any graphical improvements to Project CARS 2 on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio, Tudor responded "Yes, absolutely".

Importantly - and this is the big news - the HEVC codec will be used to encode 2160p, 60fps video for Game DVR and streaming.

The Xbox Scorpio is due to launch later this year, following a full reveal at E3 this year.

Now, a recent report from Windows Central is giving an insight into how dedicated Microsoft is to making sure its console is a 4K monster.

For instance, compared to the Xbox One's limit of 720p resolution and thirty frames per second, the 60 frames per second and 4K resolution of the Xbox One Scorpio seems much better.

In the meantime, we'll have to sit and wait and hope that at E3 we'll get to see more proof of the claim. On top of 4K gaming, the new console will also feature the ability to stream things such as Netflix in 4K, something the Xbox One S is doing now, and it will tack on the ability to stream and encode 4K, 60 frames per second video.

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