Project Scorpio will support 4K gaming, and Microsoft believes it will be the most powerful system on the market at launch. Spencer also introduced it as "the next step change" for developers, saying such a machine "must deliver true 4K gaming and high fidelity VR." What's more, he specified that it will be part of the same family as the Xbox One and the Xbox One S.
All games and accessories will be compatible with all three systems.
"We're not ready to announce something right now, but you can imagine at the price point of Scorpio - which we haven't actually said, but think about consoles and where they live in terms of price point - having something at six teraflops that will get millions of people buying it is very attractive to some of the VR companies that are out there already, and we've architected it such that something will be able to plug right in and work," Spencer said.