Just last week, Microsoft gave us a peek inside Project Scorpio, the follow-up to the Xbox One, through a technical reveal via Eurogamer‘s Digital Foundry. That reveal gave us some insight into the power contained in the box, but the box itself was kept in the dark alongside the other information most pertinent to consumers. For that information, we’ll be waiting for E3, Microsoft has confirmed in a post to the Xbox News blog.
“I’m proud of the progress made with Project Scorpio and what it will mean for the creators who fuel the passion of gamers around the world,” Spencer writes. “On behalf of everyone at Team Xbox, thank you for your continued passion and support. We’re excited to unveil Project Scorpio and the amazing game experiences it powers at E3 this June.”
The post is sparse with hard info apart from that – Spencer reiterates Microsoft’s focus on games and game creation, but doesn’t give any specifics.
Just a bit longer
With some previous console reveals by Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo taking place outside the annual game show, there was some question – and hope – that the Scorpio reveal might happen before E3. With the show just two months away, though, time was quickly running out for Microsoft to hold another conference. Recently-leaked marketing materials hinted at what we’d see at the reveal, but made no mention of E3, adding fuel to that fire.
Now, though, we can look ahead to what Microsoft has planned for E3. A big Scorpio reveal, including a name, a price, and the box itself are sure to be there, and we can bet Forza Motorsport will be in tow. Crackdown 3 and State of Decay 2 are all but guaranteed. Rumor has it that Red Dead Redemption 2 will make an appearance at the show as a way to show off the system – an unusual move for Rockstar.
None of this is guaranteed yet, but we have a lot to look forward to regardless.