November 19 2017

Microsoft Unveiled An Extra Gigabyte for Project Scorpio

November 19 2017, 12:55 | Frederick Owens

We guess that we'll find out all then.

REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonMicrosoft will allegedly announce Project Scorpio's release date at E3 2017.

Are you going to be watching the Microsoft E3 press conference? Here's what to expect from E3 2017. Scorpio has already been softly announced online, and Digital Foundry performed an extensive rundown of the upcoming system's hardware.

Thoughts about the Xbox Scorpio?

Hopefully, most of these questions will be answered on Sunday. Nintendo's handheld business continues to diminish, so don't expect too much attention paid to the aging 3DS.

More concrete information is going to soon be released about the Xbox One Scorpio in the Microsoft E3 conference but whether the console will be a topic on its own or a short discussion is yet to be witnessed. Here, people are testing out VR at last year's E3 conference.

Microsoft will attempt to match its other rival, Nintendo, especially when it comes to games. Many are guessing that the first part of the text string is the name of the console, likely Xbox 10 S. Either way, fans are just a few days away from finding out the truth. We haven't heard much about the game lately, although the team did confirm on Twitter that it's still on track to release this year.

So far there have been no real hints as to what could be presented, although with it being almost 6 years since the release of Skyrim there's hope from fans that we could see the announcement of the next Elder Scrolls game.

The wild cards here are the major publishers.

Past year was a pretty big deal for Sony with regards to hardware. Ubisoft is working on Rayman Legends Definitive Edition and a Monopoly game for the Switch, but there's no sign of Assassin's Creed or Beyond Good and Evil. Their virtual reality offering, PlayStation VR, made some waves as it was the first console-based VR headset available to consumers.

Nevertheless, the second thing we've learned rather more recently is that nobody seems to be using it.

In January, Japanese video-game company Nintendo unveiled its new Switch device, a hybrid console/hand-held gaming device.

Keenly-anticipated new games shown off here include a new installment of "Assassin's Creed" from France-based Ubisoft, meant to reboot the long-running franchise by taking players back to the "origins" of the storyline in ancient Egypt.

But the specifics can't be easily predicted. It'll get started at 2PM Pacific Time (5PM Eastern) this Sunday, and there's a few things that are confirmed (or all but confirmed) to show up - plus some titles that we definitely won't be seeing.

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