More details leak out on Project Scorpio: integrated PSU, more

Arif Bacchus

Project Scorpio

Earlier last week, detailed emerged that Project Scorpio will make existing Xbox One games look better on 1080p TVs. Today some more details have leaked out, revealing that the console will have an internal PSU, and support for 4K Game DVR capture (via Windows Central.)

According to the report, Microsoft will continue on with the power brick free design of the Xbox One S by including an internal power supply unit on Project Scorpio. Project Scorpio will also reportedly feature HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K streams, as well as HEVC for encoding 2160p, 60 frame-per-second (FPS) video for Game DVR and streaming.  Ultimately, this is a huge change from the Xbox One S, which only supports 720p and 30 FPS recording.

These latest details are not surprising, given that Microsoft made it clear that Project Scorpio would be the most powerful gaming console on the market. The company, nonetheless, is set to have an Xbox E3 briefing on Sunday, June 11th, and given recent talk from head of Xbox Phil Spencer, we might be hearing more about Project Scorpio soon.