Exclusive: Xbox China Boss Talks Xbox Scorpio Price and VR / MR

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On May 23, Microsoft held a global reveal event in Shanghai, China, announcing that the"Project Scorpio" Xbox console would be launched in China later this year simultaneously with other regions in the world.


 
After the event, we had a chance to sit down with Xie Enwei, head of Xbox China and talked about price and VR&MR support of Project Scorpio.
 
Xbox has already revealed some specs of the Project Scorpio including a 6TFLOPs GPU(basically surpass RX480),8-core Jaguar CPU(2.3GHz),12GB GDDR5 memory, 4K Blu-ray and 1TB hard drive.


 
As a true 4K gaming console, Project Scorpio will support 4K for Forza 6, new FIFA title, Call of Duty WW2, new Madden NFL title, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
 
Forza developer Turn 10 Studios spent 48 hours porting Forza 6 onto Project Scorpio and ran the game in 4K and 60fps. Most Xbox One games, including those from Xbox's first-party studios and third-party studios, can be ported to Project Scorpio in 24-48 hours. "That surprised a lot of developers," said Xie Enwei.



How about the MR and VR support?
 
Apart from Hololens, Microsoft has been in preparation to implement MR technologies to Window 10 developer kits since last year. They are working with OEM partners (Acer, Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo and 3Glasses) to lower the MR hardware to a relatively affordable price. The connection of Project Scorpio, Window 10 and MR provides lots of possibilities, what we will see in this year’s E3 will blow your mind.
 
The final price of Project Scorpio is still in discussion
 
Xie Enwei said the final price for Project Scorpio is still in discussion, and Xbox will try their best to give us a favorable price. E3 2017 is a good time to announce it. How much do you think or want Project Scorpio to be?
 
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