Today was Microsoft’s big E3 press conference with Microsoft announcing a new Xbox One, new controllers and a brand new Xbox coming in 2017. The new Xbox One S is a smaller and slimmer Xbox One with built in power supply, 4K HD output for services like Netflix and it will come in in three versions:

  • 500GB £249
  • 1TB £299
  • Limited edition 2TB for £349

The new console is available for pre-order now and will be available August 2016.

The big announcement was a new console coming in 2017 currently called “Project Scorpio”. This will be an Xbox One and fully compatible with the current games and accessories and include true 4K gaming and “high-fidelity virtual reality” whatever that tuns out to be. There are few details yet but it looks like a big jump from the current Xbox One. Gamers and developers have been asking for a higher powered Xbox and Microsoft have to balance a new console without alienating current Xbox One owners.

There was no announcement about a streaming device or anything like that so that was either erroneous rumours or Microsoft were not ready to announce it just yet.

Here are the details from Microsoft:

The new lineup of Xbox One hardware and accessories delivers unprecedented choice and level of personalization for gamers. All Xbox One devices will play current and future Xbox One games as well as titles in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, and all accessories will work across every console in the Xbox One family as well.

Xbox One S. Debuting a sleek new design and “robot white” color, the new Xbox One S is the smallest and most compact Xbox ever. The 40 percent smaller console has an internal power supply and supports 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray movies and content streamed from partners like Netflix and Amazon Video. High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming delivers richer, more luminous colors in games like “Gears of War 4.”1 Available for preorder beginning today and in stores starting August 2016:

500GB Xbox One S is $299/249 pounds/299 euros

1TB Xbox One S is $349/299 pounds/349 euros

Limited launch edition 2TB Xbox One S will be available in select markets for $399/349 pounds/399 euros

“Project Scorpio.” Coming holiday 2017, “Project Scorpio” will be the most powerful console ever created, with 6 teraflops of GPU delivering a premier console gaming experience including true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality. “Project Scorpio” will join the Xbox One family and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S and all of your Xbox One games and accessories are compatible.

New Xbox Wireless Controller. We’ve enhanced comfort with a textured grip and introduced a sleek, streamlined design in white. Added Bluetooth radio gives you easy wireless connection to your Windows 10 PCs and tablets.2 The new Xbox Wireless Controller will be available worldwide starting in August for $59.99/49.99 pounds/59.99 euros.

Xbox Design Lab. Now fans can create their own official, one-of-a-kind Xbox Wireless Controllers with more than 8 million color variations to customize the controller body, D-pad, thumbsticks, ABXY buttons and more. Each controller is handmade to order and shipped directly to fans. Xbox Design Lab is open for orders now in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for $79.99 through Laser engraving is also available for an additional $9.99.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – “Gears of War 4” Limited Edition. A pro-level controller designed in collaboration with The Coalition, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – “Gears of War 4” Limited Edition features laser-etched claw marks and a battle-weathered design, telling the survival story of a confrontation with the Swarm. Available in very limited quantities in early October for $199.99/199.99 euros/159.99 pounds with pre-orders starting the week of June 13 at select retailers.

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  1. I was looking forward to the streaming device, but they may have held off because of the possible backlash from ‘hardcore’ gamers… about e3 being about games and NOT Media.

    I think the streaming device is more likely to make an appearance when they announce the Windows Anniversary update (if it exists that is 🙂 )

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