Rumor has it that Sony isn’t the only one working on a new iteration of the PlayStation 4 console. According to Kotaku and Polygon’s sources, Microsoft is developing at least two new versions of the Xbox One; a cheaper and smaller unit set for later this year, and a more powerful version of the Xbox One set for next year. Reportedly codenamed Scorpio, Microsoft’s new console is supposed to be more powerful than the PS4 Neo.
Where the PS4 Neo is supposedly targeting a peak performance of 4.14 teraflops, Scorpio is said to be targeting 6 teraflops. It’s believed that at present, the PS4 operates at a peak performance of 1.84 teraflops whereas the Xbox One operates at 1.32 teraflops.
Interestingly, sources claim that Microsoft didn’t intend to announce anything this year but because of Sony’s expected announcement of PS4 Neo and its rumored release this year, among other undisclosed factors, the company is planning to reveal something either at or around E3 2016.
Last but not least, we’ve learned that both PS4 Neo and Xbox One Scorpio will be able to run games designed for the original systems.
Microsoft and Sony will be holding their press conferences on Monday, June 13 at 12:30pm EST and 9pm EST, respectively.
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