Xbox Scorpio Development Kit Gets Detailed in New Video; Shows Off Hardware’s Potential and Much More

Microsoft has just released a new trailer giving fans a closer look at their upcoming console codenamed Project Scorpio.

The new video heavily focuses on the Project Scorpio Development Kit, which Microsoft has recently sent out to developers. Kevin Gamble, part of the Xbox engineering team discusses what the Scorpio dev kit is, how it’s different to the consumer version, and the potential of the console’s hardware.

Watch the new video down below:

Team Xbox is hard at work preparing to launch Project Scorpio later this year, but just last month we started shipping a different kind of console – the Project Scorpio Xbox Development Kit. We announced Project Scorpio early so we could get it into the hands of game creators and we can’t wait to see what kind of immersive, true 4K gaming experiences we see starting at E3.

The Project Scorpio Xbox Development Kit is a first-of-its-kind design, and I sat down with our own Kevin Gammill from the Xbox Engineering team to talk more about what the power and functionality of the kit, why developers are loving it and what it will mean for your games. Check out the video above.

Project Scorpio Specifications
  • CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz
  • GPU: 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz
  • Memory: 12GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth: 326GB/s
  • Hard Drive: 1TB 2.5-inch
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray

There has been a lot of talk of what the price of the console will be, however, as of now all of it is just rumors. Microsoft has done a great job hyping up the console and with E3 2017 only a week away, expect to hear more about Project Scorpio and other Microsoft related info.

Are you excited for Project Scorpio? What do you think the price point will end up being? Let us know in the comments below!