VR Ready Xbox One Launching Next Fall

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Project Scorpio is a 4K-capable Xbox One with VR support.

Monday at the Xbox E3 2016 Briefing, Microsoft went on stage to unveil the next addition to the Xbox family, coming next year.

Microsoft revealed their long-rumored Project Scorpio, a gaming machine that will reportedly come with a 6 TFLOPS GPU, 8-core CPU, and 320GB/s of memory bandwidth. It will be capable of 4K, 60 frame per second gaming AND support VR.

Previous reports claimed Microsoft was working in partnership with Oculus to bring their Rift VR headset to the Xbox console, but during the announcement today, no partner was named.

Microsoft emphasized that Project Scorpio will join the Xbox One family and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, with all your Xbox One games and accessories being compatible.

Fallout 4 was heavily featured in the launch announcement, which we saw on Sunday will be getting an entirely new VR makeover. Bethesda is giving demos of Fallout 4 VR with the HTC Vive at E3 this week, but its unclear if the Vive will be supported on the console. Microsoft didn’t mention Oculus by name, but the two companies have a partnership that was announced at last year’s E3. So we could see Rift being a compatible VR headset for Project Scorpio, but we could also see the Vive as well?

Still no word on pricing yet and we can assume Project Scorpio won’t be the console’s launch name, but with a Fall 2017 release date, is that soon enough for Microsoft to get in the VR game when PSVR is expected to launch this Holiday. Either way, we can expect a slew of fans waiting to explore the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Bethesda.

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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