Back in June during E3, Microsoft went on stage to announce new products for the Xbox line, which included the new Xbox One S (a smaller Xbox One console), new controllers you can design, and Project Scorpio. Project Scorpio will be Microsoft’s next gen gaming console that will offer a true 4k gaming experience, 8 cores with 6 teraflops of power, better graphics, and VR capabilities.
Well, in an interview with TechRadar, Microsoft’s Sr. Director of Product Management and Planning Albert Pinello talked about the reason behind announcing the Xbox One S release and Xbox Scorpio at the same event. The idea was to give people an option of which console they would get without misleading anyone. They didn’t want anybody to purchase the Xbox One S and then get upset after finding out about the Xbox Scorpio release next year.
We wanted to let people know in advance so that we didn’t run into the opposite problem which is next year we announce Scorpio and we have people that bought Xbox One S and went ‘Why didn’t you tell me this was coming a year later? I would have waited.’
Further in the interview, Pinello also said:
I’m glad we give people that option, to figure out what makes sense for them, what’s important to them. I think we have a great product [in the Xbox One S]…I’m very confident in that product and the value that it delivers, and I’m glad we told people that something else was coming next year, and to give people the opportunity to wait if they think it’s going to be better for them.
I think we’ve given them enough information that they can understand what’s coming.
I haven’t bought the Xbox One S as I’m ok with the Xbox One I have now, but when I saw that Project Scorpio was a thing, I decided to wait for that console to release. Others probably don’t care and might buy both regardless, but everyone is different. What are your thoughts about Microsoft giving people the option to which Xbox gaming console they’d purchase? Do you think it was smart tell the public now or should they have waited? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: wccftech