Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio Reveal, Locks in Early Date at E3 2017
Though we are still several months away from E3 2017, Microsoft has officially locked in the date and time of its press conference at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. According to its announcement on Twitter, the company is set to take the stage on Sunday June 11, beginning at 2:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM ET / 11:00 PM UK. Also included in the Tweet was the below image, which shows off some of the inner workings of Project Scorpio, which suggests that the new console is set to be the focal point of the conference.
As you can see in the teaser image, Microsoft mentions that they’ve ‘moved’ to Sunday. That’s because Microsoft normally holds their E3 press conferences on the Monday morning during E3. It’s possible that there was a simple scheduling conflict with another company that forced Microsoft to switch days, though it’s more likely that this was a planned move, especially with the focal point shaping up to be about Project Scorpio. It’s a smart move on Microsoft’s part, getting their moment in the sun for Project Scorpio ahead of whatever Sony and Nintendo may have planned.
Given the immensity of E3’s press conferences, those of you planning on watching Microsoft’s briefing on Sunday can most likely expect a spec list for Project Scorpio, along with a more definite launch date other than ‘Holiday 2017’. Chances are that if this happens, we will also be treated to the actual name of the console as well.
Speaking of E3, Bethesda has also announced today that its E3 2017 briefing will also take place on Sunday, June 11. Though we do not currently have a specific time set for the briefing, Bethesda’s Tweet suggests that it will take place in the evening, after Microsoft’s slotted time. This will be Bethesda’s third E3 briefing, ever since they revealed Fallout 4 back at E3 2015.
— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) February 16, 2017
So far, Microsoft and Bethesda are the only two companies that have locked in their E3 2017 briefing dates. What do you think of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio teaser? What do you think the actual name of their real console will be? Do you think that Microsoft and Bethesda planned all along to have their briefings on the same day? Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all your gaming news!
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