Xbox Two Is On The Way For 2017 Release

Some anonymous sources have leaked that there are a couple new Xbox consoles headed our way.

Some anonymous sources have leaked that there are a couple new Xbox consoles headed our way. They're tentatively titled the Xbox One Slim and the Xbox Two (aka Xbox Scorpio), but we're still holding out for the Xbox 720.

Like the Playstation Slims before it, the Xbone Slim should offer the same features as it's big brother in a smaller package. It's rumored to hold a 2 TB harddrive, which is a great improvement assuming the price will stay the same or possibly even come down. This console could be out as early as 3rd quarter of 2016.

The Xbox Two Scorpio won't be here any sooner than 2017 however. Very little is known about this new contender other than a simple prototype image that's arguably pretty slick. Microsoft is clearly hoping to get ahead of the surge of PS4 exclusive titles like Uncharted 4, Hellblade, LBP 3, and Last of Us 2 which are sure to convert more than a few Xbox users to the PS side.


Platforms Xbox Tags xbox 720xbox two xbox
Published Jun. 3rd 2016
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  • Sleepy Bison
    Featured Contributor
    Please, if it's anything Microsoft, don't call it the Xbox Two. Xbone is bad enough.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Okay, this article is dealing in some serious lack of clarity.

    1. Are these your sources, or are they sources who spoke to a different outlet? Did someone else already report on it? Then link back to them.

    2. Your title makes it sound like the official title is the Xbox Two (which, might be the working title, but you don't indicate if it is or not), and that it is officially confirmed, when you then state below that it is not. I can understand the want to click bait, but still, it's misleading as hell. There are plenty of synonyms with "new", "bigger", and "better" that you could have used instead of flat out calling it the Xbox Two, and you could have also clarified that this is still a rumor.

    3. There are a lot of fake concept designs being thrown around for Scorpio, so it's safe to assume this could just as well not be the design at all. Remember, there were easily half a dozen "leaked" images of the PS4 and Xbox One that looked nothing like the final products. Don't treat that concept image as factual, unless Microsoft actually confirms it.

    Altogether, not a terrible piece, but you're talking about rumor like it's fact, and that can very heavily bite you in the arse if you aren't careful. Always assume there's a chance that even the strongest source might be wrong. They might be telling you the truth at one point even, but things change at a lightning fast pace these days, so you can't trust anything to remain static.

    Also, on that final bit about exclusives:

    Littlebig Planet 3 came back years ago, and was not a huge console seller for Sony. In fact, it had a REALLY rough launch.

    Hellblade is coming to PS4 and PC at launch, and Ninja Theory has not opposed the idea of an Xbox One port, it's just that they can't do it at launch because it's a 12 person internal team working on it. Plus, let's face it, not a lot of people who don't read sites like these even know that Hellblade exists.

    The Last of Us 2 isn't even confirmed yet. It's possible it may happen, but until it's confirmed and in the public eye, it's not going to do much.

    Uncharted 4 is definitely selling consoles for Sony, but that really leaves the PS4 with one notable exclusive for a while. Horizon: Zero Dawn is at least another year away, I'd imagine, and the same goes for Detroit (the game based on the Kara demo). Nah, regular exclusives aren't what's at play here.

    VR is what this is all about. Each console wants to support VR. Microsoft is rumored to be courting Oculus, and Sony has PSVR, both of which will probably require (or run WAY BETTER on) a PS4 NEO or Xbox One Scorpio. That's really what this all comes down to. They need the hardware to do VR, because they realize that now it's here, it's just gonna be a thing. Either they catch up, or their left in the dust.
  • Dustin Frisch
    Hmm, can't wait to see what happens.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Why all this fighting about what "side" you are on?

    Just get both if you can, and if you can't get the one most of your friends are on.
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Or, you know, here's a crazy thought -- get the one with the games you want, because your friends might not necessarily go for that one. :P
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    True... true... ;)

    But still the idea of 'loyalty' to a company which isn't that great to you.

    Sony and MS are not that great to anyone.

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