Microsoft’s E3 2017 presentation was heavy on games, with the platform holder doing a good job at demonstrating that the Xbox is a platform that isn’t short of impressive titles.
All mention of virtual reality was removed entirely from the official Project Scorpio website, although Microsoft did state in a recent interview with Game Spot that the possibility or virtual reality is still very much on the roadmap for the console.
VR isn’t quite the hot topic it was 12 months ago, but confirmation of support of an existing headset would be well received, should such an announcement be made.
Microsoft made no mention of VR during its Xbox One X reveal at E3 2017, suggesting that VR isn’t currently in the platform holder’s plans for the console.
"Xbox One X Enhanced is really a way to inform customers that a developer has done work that allows them to take advantage of all the performance and all of the horsepower of the Xbox One X," Penello explains.
"It's just a simple way that customers can understand this game is doing something special on the Xbox One X." "One of the things that we wanted to do was make sure that we were building the best platforms for developers so that the best versions of games are on Xbox," Penello says.
On top of this, a newsletter went out today from Best Buy, that used the image below, perhaps revealing the 'Scorpio' moniker as the actual name of the next Xbox console.
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In the months following the initial reveal of the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft announced that the Scorpio would be sharing a user interface with the current Xbox One, meaning apps, Cortana, and background music will all be arriving on the new console when it eventually launches.
We won't see existing Xbox One games running at capped 30 frames per second jumping to 60 frames on the Xbox One X, but we will see a greater number of games stabilising in their frame rates at their limit without drops.
Given the power gap between the Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro, this isn't really unexpected, but it remains to be seen if the average consumer will be able to notice any significant differences.
Gamers also have to think about which platform will offer the most complete version of a game, with Sony locking down exclusive content for Destiny 2 and timed exclusive content for Co D WW2.