According to sources close to both Kotaku and Polygon, Microsoft will be announcing two new Xbox One models at E3 this year. The first, code named “Scorpio,” will reportedly be over four times more powerful than the current Xbox One hardware and is being announced at E3 in response to reports of a new PlayStation 4 model. It will also reportedly have a more powerful GPU that is capable of supporting 4K gaming; it is also supposed to be “technically capable” of supporting the Oculus Rift, but Microsoft is still in talks with Oculus for a partnership.

The second model is reportedly a smaller, cheaper version of the current Xbox One; it is supposed to be 40 percent smaller than the current model, will likely include 4K video support, and could include a 2 TB hard drive. Both of these new models are supposed to be a part of a new Microsoft initiative called “Project Helix”, which is the name of the company’s efforts to combine its Xbox One and Windows 10 gaming platforms. Xbox head Phil Spencer has since responded to these reports with the above tweet, calling these reports “creative” but neither confirming nor denying them. It looks like we’ll have to wait until E3 to find out more!

Source: Kotaku, Polygon

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