by Joshua Russo
All of the Xbox One rumors were true
Microsoft opened and close their Monday morning E3 conference by revealing two new consoles.
At the top of the show, the rumored slim model of the Xbox One, called Xbox One S was announced with a starting price of $299. Three prices for the Xbox One S were given, $299 for a 500 GB model, $349 for a 1 TB model and $399 for the 2 TB model. The Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the original console, and comes in a “robot white” color. The Xbox One S will also have 4K Ultra HD and HDR support. Xbox One S models also come with the newly redesigned Xbox One controller, which now has bluetooth capability.
To close out the show, Microsoft acknowledged their rumored Project Scorpio. Billed as “the most powerful console ever”, Project Scorpio will have 6 teraflops and true 4k resolution. The console was given a release window of holiday 2017, but fans were assured that all games will still be compatible on older models. “No one gets left behind,” said Phil Spencer during the end of the show. A video showing top developers such as Bethesda’s Todd Howard discussing Project Scorpio and its power also had a heavy emphasis on virtual reality and true 4k gaming.