Microsoft Reveals the Project Scorpio Dev Kit

Last year, Microsoft/Xbox announced a brand-new system they dubbed, “The Most Powerful System to Date” with the use of several developers, during their E3 2016 Press Conference.  While it’s smart to assume that they’ll unveil the system, complete with an official name, at this year’s E3 2017 Press Conference, the good people at Microsoft thought it would be fun to show off the kit developers have been receiving.  Here’s Major Nelson with Xbox engineer Kevin Gammill.

If you don’t quite understand all the tech jargon being spewed, that’s ok here are the basics.

  • 24 GB of GDDR5 RAM, that’s 12 gigs more than the retail unit, meaning developers have more freedom because it’s a more powerful kit.
  • It has an additional 1 TB hard drive.
  • This is NOT what Project Scorpio will look like.
  • The kit was created with 1st and 3rd party developer input.
  • It has a front-panel display that can show frame rate and can even have light games like Snake programmed on it.

Additionally, Microsoft announced that they’d be releasing Project Scorpio in China this year.  The news comes after a delayed release in China with Xbox One.

As more news on Project Scorpio releases, our incredible E3 team will cover it from the floor of the Microsoft Press Conference, Sunday June 11 @ 2PM PST!  Keep it here on