The Xbox Scorpio has been confirmed as the most powerful console yet that will hit the market in 2017. It benefits from an upgraded list of hardware specs that put out in front of its rivals, the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch. This latest games news may have fans pondering just what new console to buy this holiday season.
A new report surfaced this week that claims the Xbox Scorpio will run the best console version of Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Earlier reports from 2017 had featured the anticipated sequel as one of a number of titles that would benefit from 4K support.
However, no actual specs were shared… Until now.
Star Wars Battlefront will run at native 4K and 60 FPS on Xbox Scorpio. That’s according to Journalists at Windows Central, who have been the source of other correct information on the new console before its release.
The report goes as far as to state that Star Wars Battlefront 2 will run better than most PCs, which probably means that it will also offer a higher standard than the PS4 Pro.
Based on this new information, it appears that the Xbox Scorpio could be one of the best platforms to play the new shooter, beating the likes of the Nintendo Switch, who appear to being skipped by a lot of top releases this year.
The same report that listed the news of the Battlefront 2 specs also confirmed that such a high price was out the question.
The tech giant are set to confirm the final details surrounding the console during E3 2017, which will also include the final design reveal.
However, It’s also been suggested that the Xbox Scorpio could launch with a higher price in the UK.
Garry Williams of Sold Out Sales and Marketing has speculated that the console could cost as much as £499 if Microsoft uses Brexit as an excuse to go higher in the UK.
Microsoft seem to be planning a truly global launch for their new console. The Xbox Scorpio release date in Holiday 2017 doesn’t just apply to the UK, US and Europe.
Ahead of Microsoft’s E3 2017 conference in Los Angeles, the company announced its plans for other regions. Most notably, the Xbox One successor will be released in China by the end of the year.
This is in stark contrast to the Xbox One, which didn’t launch in China until 2014 due to a ban on the sale of foreign consoles. It’s an encouraging development for fans in other regions, because it shows that development is going well for Project Scorpio.