Xbox Boss Confirms Project Scorpio for This Year, Hypes Up Xbox in 2017

by Matthew Hayes

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer is here to get everyone hyped about everything Xbox is bringing to the table in 2017. He just wrapped up a huge post on the Xbox Wire. You can read the full thing right here, but there are a few highlights that we thought you'd like to see right away.

The first and most important thing is that this post officially confirms that Microsoft is still planning on releasing Project Scorpio later this year.

"2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years ever for Xbox gamers," Spencer says. "We are preparing to launch the most powerful console ever made this holiday – Project Scorpio – along with a diverse lineup of games. In fact, we are committed to delivering even more exclusive games for both Xbox One and Windows 10 this year than we launched in 2016."

We already knew that Microsoft had projected a holiday 2017 launch for Project Scorpio, but we've been met with radio silence for a while now following some subtle changes to the official Project Scorpio website. Those changes indicated that it might not be shaping up to be quite the miracle machine that some were hoping for, so rumors of delay were inevitable. It's nice to know we can stay hyped.

With the recent cancellation of Scalebound, Spencer was also eager to push some other big platform exclusives for Microsoft. "Our studio partners at Rare, Undead Labs and Sumo Digital/Reagent Games are working hard to develop exclusive Xbox One and Windows 10 games this year, from new IP like Sea of Thieves to all-new chapters of fan-favorite franchises like State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3. 

"Sea of Thieves is currently in technical alpha and is taking a community-oriented approach that lets players participate in the development process, and both State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 are looking and playing great.  And of course, we’ll have more in store for you at E3 2017 in June."

There's much more to get excited about in the full post, so be sure to check it out, and stay tuned to WWG for all the latest Xbox goodies!

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.