To Match PS4, Xbox One Drops Price For A Limited Time

(Twitter/Xbox) Microsoft reveals the schedule of the Xbox press briefing for E3 2017. So far the system has remained as codename Project Scorpio and it is not yet definite if it would be a next-generation platform, or if it is a same-gen iteration similar to the Xbox One S.

This can be construed as a possible motive for Microsoft's attempt at expediency in finally unveiling Project Scorpio.

Matching Sony's Playstation 4 price cut that began earlier this week, Microsoft has announced its own temporary price cut for its Xbox One console, knocking $50 off the price of all its Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles and bundles. The company's official announcement is seen in a tweet below. Moreover, it was also reported that the console will Microsoft's most powerful one to date.

The PlayStation 4 Pro launched at US$399 (RM1,776) in November 2016, by which point the original model PS4 had been replaced by a slimmer version and its price lowered to US$299 (RM1,331). This is said to allow unique new interactions between broadcasters and their audience, which Microsoft promises to shed more light on at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), scheduled for the end of this month.

Additionally, customers will also get one game from Microsoft's collection for free at checkout.

While the rivalry between HTC and Oculus is now VR's biggest, I get the feeling that's going to change this E3, as both major console makers welcome the technology into the fold.

However, PC enthusiasts might not be so impressed considering NVIDIA is reportedly coming out with its GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card in March that boasts of a whopping nine teraflops, as compared to Project Scorpio's six teraflops of graphical power. The device is described as the upgraded edition of the Xbox One console that is planned to be released during the holiday 2017.

  • Essie Rivera