E3 2017: Questions We Have For Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony At Gaming Expo

Rumors have started sprouting that there will be two new Xbox exclusive games that will be revealed at Microsoft's E3 2017 conference. Microsoft is calling it their "most powerful console ever", featuring 6 Teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories. I'm going to say that we'll be seeing a price point of $499 but I wouldn't be blown away if they went for $599.

Microsoft later confirmed that the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 500GB bundle and the Xbox One S 1TB Forza Horizon 3 will both be discounted by $50.

"If Project Scorpio pricing is below $400 - although Microsoft's profit margin targets makes this significantly less likely, its share of overall Xbox One sales will edge up as the differential between the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio narrows". During his show Pachter Factor, he set out to list his predictions for E3 2017, with the Xbox Scorpio price headlining it.

Unfortunately, the same deal has not been shared in the United Kingdom, meaning that fans are unlikely to get the same discount. Unveiled past year and due to launch this fall, Project Scorpio is the latest iteration of the American tech giant's current console, Xbox One, which has been trailing Sony's rival PlayStation 4 since both launched.

But it might be getting harder for casual deals to spring up, given the show's splintering in recent years.

Game enthusiasts and industry personnel walk between the Microsoft XBox and the Sony PlayStation exhibits at the Annual Gaming Industry Conference E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Xbox's super new 4K console, the Xbox Scorpio, will hit shops on October 13 this year. We're also expecting to hear about new games and see more footage of already-announced titles. It's not clear, however, whether the Xbox One S price drop is meant to be temporary or permanent.

Anyone who is interested in watching non-stop coverage of this year's E3 can do so by watching Twitch's broadcast of the event.

  • Arturo Norris