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Wait And See Games On Scorpio Before Worrying About Pre-Orders Says Phil Spencer

by Dean James


With the details of the Nintendo Switch finally coming out earlier this month, Project Scorpio, aka the much more powerful Xbox One is one of the most mysterious products in gaming. We still don’t have much to go on besides the basic specs revealed before, and the Xbox boss is saying to wait a bit before even starting to worry about pre-ordering the console.

There were plenty of rumors about the Scorpio leading into E3 last year, but Xbox kind of surprised us with an actual video detailing some information about the Scorpio. It was said that the system would be coming sometime in 2017, so we are bound to see plenty at E3 this year, but that hasn’t stopped people from getting antsy about locking down a pre-order already.

One such person asked Xbox head Phil Spencer on Twitter about when we would be able to pre-order the Scorpio. Obviously this isn’t the kind of information that he would divulge in a random tweet anyways, but Spencer responded by saying the following.

“Wait until we show you games on it before you pre-order.  And thanks.”

This is definitely the kind of answer you would expect, but he has a very good point. We still have no idea how games both old and new will perform on the Scorpio. Some reports have put it as way beyond the Xbox One, with Microsoft of course calling it the “most powerful console ever.” Others however have put it more in the little bit more powerful than the PS4 Pro was level, which definitely would disappoint many people based on the initial reveal.

This uncertainty about the system, not to mention having no idea about the price yet, is why pre-ordering the system is the last thing we need to worry about right now. This is the kind of information that should come either at E3 or in a special event at some other point this year, so we’ll have to see how they perform then.

- This article was updated on:January 31st, 2017

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