Microsoft's industrial design team has ensured that new Xbox, dubbed "Project Scorpio," will feature an internal power supply unit (PSU), just like the Xbox One S.
You can file this one under "O" for "obvious," but we can confirm via our trusted sources that Project Scorpio will have an internal PSU. It seems that the age of the hulking Xbox power brick is truly over.
We also received some more snippets of Scorpio information from our sources, helping us begin to paint a picture of what this six teraflop "monster" will look like.
In Microsoft's efforts to make Project Scorpio a true 4K system, it will also feature HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K streams for things such Netflix, just like the Xbox One S. It will also leverage HEVC for encoding 2160p, 60 frame-per-second (FPS) video for Game DVR and streaming.
Microsoft's Beam streaming service has been running public 4K stream tests for some time, and it's now fair to assume it will not only be PC streamers who will benefit. Project Scorpio's Game DVR will allow you to stream and record clips in 4K resolution with 60FPS, according to our sources, which is a massive, massive step up from the 720p, 30FPS you get on the current Xbox One.
For serious content creators, Project Scorpio could become a critical 4K video game capture solution.
For serious content creators, Project Scorpio could become a critical 4K video game capture solution for making clips for YouTube videos, shunning the need to pick up oft-expensive external capture cards. Today's 4K video game capture cards are not only quite rare but tend to be even more expensive than 1080p solutions.
With every bit of information we receive about Project Scorpio, the theme of native 4K keeps appearing — not only for games, but also console features. We now believe Scorpio will sport 4K Game DVR, 4K Blu-ray playback, and 4K streaming apps, but the real showstopper will be the 4K games Microsoft will likely flaunt at E3 2017.
Keep it locked to Windows Central for all the latest information on Project Scorpio. We just might have a few more surprises in store ...