Microsoft is due to unveil the most powerful Xbox it has ever made in a couple of months. The company hasn’t confirmed much about the console so far and even though the pre-order Project Scorpio page has now gone live on the Microsoft Store, the official details haven’t really been released. According to a new report, the Project Scorpio is going to have an internal power supply unit and 4K Game DVR.
It wasn’t that hard to imagine that Project Scorpio would have an integrated power supply unit when you consider the fact that one of the major differences between the Xbox One S and the original Xbox One is that the former has an integrated power supply and the latter doesn’t.
Citing “trusted sources,” Windows Central reports that Project Scorpio is going to have support for HEVC and VP9 codecs so that it decode 4K streams for games and apps like Netflix. It’s also said to make use of HEVC for encoding 2160p at 60 frames-per-second for Game DVR and streaming.
The Game DVR in Project Scorpio is reportedly going to allow players to stream and record clips in 4K resolution. It would be a big improvement over the existing 720p 30 frames-per-second streams that the Xbox One can muster.
Microsoft is going to formally unveil Project Scorpio this June so we’ll have to wait until then to get all of the official information about this console.