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Last Updated On: February 11, 2017
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Microsoft Xbox 2: Project Scorpio Release Date, Design

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The gaming industry has come a really long way since the first Duck Shoot games and the plug-in cassette consoles. With over two decades of development in the particular field, technological advancements have come a long way and the gaming industry benefiting truckloads from it. Microsoft’s home console, the Xbox line-up is perhaps one of the most popular gaming platforms in the world and the tech giants have already opened up talks about their upcoming offering touted to be the much awaited Xbox 2.

 

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Microsoft launched their previous console, the Xbox One back in 2013 as a successor to their commercially successful Xbox 360 and the last console failed to live up to the expectations of the mass owing to the lack of significant upgrades from its predecessor. Sales statistics showed that what used to be a fair competition between Microsoft and Sony was inching slowly towards the Taiwanese tech firm with Sony’s Playstation 4 raking in a much significant amount of takers. On June 13, 2016, during its E3 2016 press conference, Microsoft announced their new undertaking terming it ‘Project Scorpio’ which is slated to be a high-end model with upgraded hardware, something the company claims to be, “The Most Powerful Console Ever”.

A Beast in a Small Package: Impeccable Design

The Xbox 2 is expected to feature perhaps the most revolutionary design when it comes to gaming consoles. With a huge number of Xbox 2 concepts already available over the internet, there is no doubting that the expectation from Microsoft are high. . The tech firm is pegged to be going with a sleek out-look for the console, a further improvement from the Xbox One S. Microsoft has reportedly been considering the eradication of the box-type outlook for the console and is supposedly inching towards something a little more tech-savvy. The Xbox Two has been in the news quite a number of times recently stressing on the specific fact that the console might be a portable one. A considerably lighter, smaller console is what is expected from the company. Atleast that’s sure for now, until Microsoft opens up more about their forthcoming offering.

A ‘Scorpio’ Release Date

According to an official statement from Microsoft at their E3 2016 conference, the company openly revealed intentions of rolling out the Xbox 2 by late 2017. Considering one basic fact pertaining to the name ‘Scorpio’ in accordance with the console, it might very well be assumed that ‘Scorpio’ refers to the Zodiac birth sign. Ideally, Scorpions are born between October 23 and November 21 so can very well expect that Microsoft will roll out their upcoming console somewhere in between that later this year. Although there have been significant reports stating that Microsoft will not be able to keep up with their proposed release date, the only thing we can do is wait it out. . Microsoft has rolled out their base consoles in the month of November consistently since the original Xbox and Project Scorpio is looking to be no different.