Microsoft could reveal Project Scorpio before E3

Back in February, Microsoft announced it will hold a press event at E3 2017 on June 11. Up until now, that was the date when Project Scorpio would likely be revealed. However, Phil Spencer has talked on the Unlocked podcast, suggesting that Microsoft could reveal its highly-anticipated console before this year’s E3.

Microsoft’s Xbox Chief visited Unlocked to talk about the future and the past of Xbox, including the new Xbox Game Pass. Spencer said that doing everything at E3 would be difficult, and clearly stated that Microsoft prefers its E3 show being more about games.

The Head of Xbox revealed that Microsoft will talk about Project Scorpio at E3 2017, but noted that the company doesn’t want to take up the majority of the time talking about hardware.

Xbox Game Pass and E3 date change

Phil Spencer covered a big variety of subjects during the podcast, from the new Xbox Game Pass to why Microsoft decided to change the date of its press event to Sunday, June 11.

Here is a list of important subjects Spencer talked about on the podcast:

  • Xbox Game Pass has been in the works for 2-3 years
  • Microsoft changed the date for its E3 press event to Sunday in order to have more time to elaborate on everything it will present
  • Project Scorpio will have a different design but will still be part of the Xbox “family” looks-wise
  • Microsoft finding balance in the system of Project Scorpio will allow developers to get more “out of the hardware”. How they choose to use that extra capability in the platform, is up to the developers
  • VR is still an area for innovation and growth. Windows is the right place for that to happen, at the moment. VR is important for Project Scorpio, but is not a top priority for now.

The podcast is an hour long, and it gives insight into a lot of different things. You can watch it here: