Reports surfaced this week offering more details about Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio platform. This new architecture that’ll end up in 2017 Xboxen is likely powerful enough to display 4K games and power a VR headset—capabilities that will help Microsoft gain back some ground in the console wars that Sony has captured with last year’s PSVR. The hosts discuss XBox, PlayStation, HoloLens, Oculus, and where Microsoft can take things from here. In the second half of the show, Paul Sarconi returns to tell us about his time spent with NextVR, the team producing 360-video basketball broadcasts for Gear VR and Daydream.
Some links: Two previous reports on Project Scorpio. The Verge story about the Xbox of the future. Every Hank Scorpio scene from The Simpsons. Jessi Hempel goes hands-on with the HoloLens for WIRED. Read all our virtual reality coverage. Recommendations this week: The CoffeeSock, Midori MD notebooks, and the Retro from Slickwraps.
Send the hosts feedback on their personal Twitter feeds. David Pierce is @pierce and Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab.
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