New rumors are spreading about the possibility of two new versions of the Xbox One in the next two years, according to reports.
Kotaku’s article states that the 2017/2018 version, codenamed Scorpio, will have a 2TB hard drive, as well as an upgraded CPU. The report also says there will be a cheaper and slimmer Xbox One coming out next year. This new, beefier version of the Xbox One will also support the Oculus Rift, as long as Microsoft can strike a deal with Facebook to partner.
The new Xbox One will reportedly run at 5-6 teraflops, depending on who you ask. That, for reference, is almost six times better than the current Xbox One and almost 1.5 times better than what the PlayStation Neo is rumored to run at. This would give the Xbox One four times the overall power of the original Xbox One. According to their sources, Kotaku said the new Xbox One will also support 4K video output. Without an upgrade to the GPU, which has yet to be reported on, the Xbox One will likely have a hard time getting all of this to happen.
This is all a part of Microsoft’s master plan, reportedly called “Project Helix,” which is their attempt to fuse Xbox and Windows together. Microsoft exclusive games will be starting to come to both Xbox and PC, like Fable Legends would have done had it not been cancelled.
The two new Xbox consoles will reportedly be announced at E3 in just a few weeks and release in August. The price of the two new systems have not been finalized, though.