Microsoft’s E3 “Project Scorpio” Xbox live blog

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HEY!!!

“Project Scorpio” is the most hotly anticipated item at E3 this year, and Microsoft is set to show off the new console today at a 2pm PT / 5pm ET press conference.

Darrell and I will be there with bells on to give you all the latest news about the device, as well as anything else Redmond might have up its sleeve.

You can also watch the live stream right here.


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:44 pm

That’s it, folks. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20173:44 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:43 pm

Looks like we’re doing a little recap of what was shown off during the presentation. 


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June 11, 20173:42 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:42 pm

Anthem is coming 2018. 


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June 11, 20173:39 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:38 pm

Ummm… Anthem just said “Bring it” to Destiny. 


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June 11, 20173:38 pm


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June 11, 20173:37 pm


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June 11, 20173:36 pm


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June 11, 20173:36 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:35 pm

Jon Warner on stage showing off Anthem


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June 11, 20173:34 pm


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June 11, 20173:34 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:33 pm

Patrick Soderlund, EA, is on stage. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:33 pm

The real question is whether or not Sony drops the price of the Pro. 


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June 11, 20173:33 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:33 pm

The Xbox One X is available for $499. Just as we expected. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:32 pm

22 of the 42 games showed off today are Xbox One exclusives. 


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June 11, 20173:31 pm


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June 11, 20173:31 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:31 pm

Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, and Minecraft will get 4k updates for free. 


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June 11, 20173:30 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:30 pm

Crimson Skies is one of those games. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:30 pm

Spencer just announced that the Backward Compatibility program now includes some original Xbox games. 


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June 11, 20173:30 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:29 pm

Spencer on stage talking about Xbox Backward Compatibility program. over 385 titles and more than half of Xbox gamers have played a backward compatible game. 


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June 11, 20173:29 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:28 pm

Ori and The Will of Wisps 


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June 11, 20173:28 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:26 pm

Someone is playing piano live on stage. “This must be serious” said the guy behind me. 


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June 11, 20173:26 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:26 pm

This is an insanely long demo for a single game. Shadow of War is available October 10. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:23 pm

There are new features that let you forge an army of your own and build fortresses. 


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June 11, 20173:22 pm


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June 11, 20173:20 pm


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June 11, 20173:19 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:19 pm

Shadow of War is up next. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:19 pm

Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Episode 1 of 3)  …. available for pre-order now. 


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June 11, 20173:19 pm


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June 11, 20173:16 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:15 pm

Ashen is up next. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:15 pm

Spencer is sending us into the next batch of games. 


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June 11, 20173:15 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:15 pm

ID@Xbox program getting a shout-out. 


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June 11, 20173:13 pm


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June 11, 20173:12 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:12 pm

Crackdown 3 coming out November 7. 


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June 11, 20173:12 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:11 pm

Microsoft Studios presents Crackdown 3. Terry Crews helped out with the trailer. 


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June 11, 20173:11 pm


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June 11, 20173:10 pm


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June 11, 20173:10 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:10 pm

That’s a big deal given it has been in the works for like 3 yeras. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:10 pm

Cuphead, pre-order available today. Coming in September 2018. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20173:09 pm


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June 11, 20173:08 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:08 pm

Looks like this is non-VR Lucky’s Tale. 


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June 11, 20173:08 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20173:07 pm

Sea of Thieves. 


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June 11, 20173:00 pm


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June 11, 20172:58 pm


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June 11, 20172:57 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:57 pm

Sea of Thieves coming up. 


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June 11, 20172:56 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:56 pm

Spencer back on stage. 


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June 11, 20172:56 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:56 pm

CodeVein, coming 2018


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June 11, 20172:56 pm


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June 11, 20172:55 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:55 pm

The Artful Escape “Coming when it’s damn ready” 


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June 11, 20172:54 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:54 pm

“The Last Night” looks awesome. 


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June 11, 20172:53 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:53 pm

MMORPG Black Desert 


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June 11, 20172:52 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:50 pm

Technically, it’s called Dragonball Fighter Z 


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June 11, 20172:49 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:49 pm

Another game coming up. Dragon Ball Z


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June 11, 20172:48 pm


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June 11, 20172:47 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:47 pm

Omg new Minecraft is confusingly beautiful. 


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June 11, 20172:47 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:46 pm

Wow! Crossplay between mobile, Windows 10 PC, VR, and consoles. Plus a 4K update. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:45 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:45 pm

Now Minecraft, with a new Marketplace, and crossplay between PC and Xbox. That’s a big deal! 


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June 11, 20172:44 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:44 pm

The Darwin Project was next, which also showed off some Mixer live streaming stuff. 


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June 11, 20172:42 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:42 pm

It’s coming out Spring 2018. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:41 pm

Next game is State of Decay 2, and it’s gory as hell. 


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June 11, 20172:41 pm


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June 11, 20172:37 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:37 pm

It’s Deep Rock: Galactic. 


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June 11, 20172:37 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:37 pm

And we’re onto another game reveal. 


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June 11, 20172:36 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:36 pm

Looks insane. Pretty excited about this one. 


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June 11, 20172:35 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:34 pm

Battlegrounds (a PC game) is coming as an Xbox One X exclusive. 


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June 11, 20172:34 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:34 pm

Brendan Greene is on stage talking about Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. 


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June 11, 20172:33 pm


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June 11, 20172:32 pm


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:31 pm

Inventory system is part of expanded RPG elements in this instalment.


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June 11, 20172:31 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:30 pm

This game-play is insane. 


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June 11, 20172:29 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:28 pm

Jean Guesdon was jus ton stage talking about how going so far back in time (ancient Egypt) was a real challenge for the studio. 


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June 11, 20172:28 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:27 pm

More Assassin’s Creed game play footage. 


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June 11, 20172:27 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:25 pm

Assassin’s Creed “Origins” … set in ancient Egypt it looks like. Very cool. 


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June 11, 20172:24 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:24 pm

Next one up. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:23 pm

One down, 41 to go.


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:23 pm

It’s Metro “Exodus” 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:23 pm


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June 11, 20172:22 pm


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June 11, 20172:20 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:19 pm

Another game trailer going now. 


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June 11, 20172:18 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:18 pm

He just said he’s showing 42 games on stage today. Regular crowd goes wild. Darrell and I sigh heavily. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:17 pm

Largest and most diverse line of games that Microsoft has ever shown at an E3 presentation…. LET’S DO IT! 


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June 11, 20172:17 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:16 pm

Forza 7 will have over 700 cars. 


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June 11, 20172:16 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:16 pm

This is beautiful. Truly. People in the crowd are flipping out. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:15 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:14 pm

They’re showing off what the 911 GT2RS can do within Forza. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:13 pm

It’s hot. In the good way. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:13 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:13 pm

“Today, for the first time in history, flagship supercar is making its world debut.” Porsche is showing off a brand new ACTUAL car… 2018 Porsche 911 GT2RS


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June 11, 20172:13 pm


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June 11, 20172:12 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:11 pm

Yep, Forza 7 Motorsport. Dan Greenawalt from Forza on stage now. 


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June 11, 20172:11 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:11 pm

Looks like Forza. 


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June 11, 20172:11 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:11 pm

Video showing off what the One X can do. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:09 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:09 pm

Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever. 


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June 11, 20172:09 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:09 pm

Liquid-cooled vapor chamber (usually used for servers) is going into the console to keep things cool with all that processing power. 


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June 11, 20172:08 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:08 pm

Even if you don’t have a 4k TV, ‘supersampling’ will make your Xbox One X games look way better on a 1080p tv. 


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:07 pm

BUT Xbox One games will play better on the One X. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:07 pm

All Xbox One accessories will work on Xbox One X. Backwards compatibility. 


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June 11, 20172:07 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:07 pm

True 4k, 8+ million pixels


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:06 pm

6 teraflop GPU clocked 1.172 Ghz. 326 GB of memory bandwidth. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:06 pm

Is Xbox One X a little redundant sounding to anyone else? 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:05 pm

Kareem Choudhry on stage now. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:05 pm

Spencer says that it will be available on November 7 worldwide. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:04 pm

Project Scorpio is officially called Xbox One X 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20172:04 pm


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June 11, 20172:03 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:03 pm

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, on stage now. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:03 pm

And now we’re getting our first look at the new Xbox… and it’s gorgeous. 


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June 11, 20172:02 pm


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June 11, 20172:01 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:01 pm

It showed all the resolutions of past Xbox models, saying “It all leads to this” 4K ULTRA HD


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:01 pm

We’re watching an intro video going through the history of the Xbox….


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20172:00 pm

Here we go… 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:59 pm

We just got the warning that this presentation includes content rated M for “Mature” … get ready for some violence and strong language. 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20171:57 pm

Under 5 minutes to go until showtime.


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:51 pm

Test… test… is this thing on? 


Darrell Etherington
June 11, 20171:47 pm

Internet’s getting a bit spotty as they finish the load out.


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June 11, 20171:43 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:40 pm

Alright, we’ve got about 20 minutes until this thing actually starts. 


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June 11, 20171:32 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:30 pm

Looks like MSFT employees sitting in the front rows are wearing a shirt that says “I witnessed the most powerful console ever.” 


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June 11, 20171:29 pm


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Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:14 pm

It’s HOT in here. And not in a good way. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:14 pm

We’re finally inside. The stage looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Green lighting is making us look like witches, so that’s great. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:05 pm

Darrell is thrilled…


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June 11, 20171:04 pm


Jordan Crook
June 11, 20171:00 pm

Still in line. We’re prepping our gear to get photos/videos. 


Jordan Crook
June 11, 201712:38 pm

We’re in line. Security is INTENSE, which is great. 

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