Thursday April 13, 2017

Xbox Scorpio Dev Kit May Hint at Console’s Final Design

Gamasutra has an exclusive look at the development kit for the Xbox Scorpio. If it is any indication of the final product, fans of the Xbox One S should be pleased, as it resembles a smaller version of thatآ—though I would much prefer it in black, like the original. I am trying to think of a reason why Microsoft should bring the OLED screen to the consumer version, since it looks pretty awesome.

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آ…the kit sports a real-time clock and battery backup, as well as an OLED screen w/ navigation button on the front of the box and five programmable buttons. This seems like a small but meaningful quality-of-life improvement for devs: if you’re working with Scorpio dev kits, you should be able to set them up to display useful data like, says, frames per second, at a glance. The dev kit has exactly the same ports (down to an HDMI IN jack) as the retail Scorpio, as well as an additional three front-facing USB ports and an extra NIC (network interface card) for transmitting debug information while running a multiplayer game.