During IGN’s podcast Unlocked interview with Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox talked about the Scorpio at E3 and where the company is at with VR. Since Microsoft decided to change its usual E3 date from Monday to Sunday, there has been some speculation as to what this may imply for the Scorpio. Spencer doesn’t make it entirely clear if there will be an entirely separate event for the Scorpios bowing, but he does state that “the plans not completely set, just to be honest with you. I think doing everything at E3 will be difficult. We’ll talk more about it as we land on exactly what we are going to go do. I like our E3 show being about games. Clearly we are going to talk about Scorpio at E3 but I also don’t want to take up the majority of the time doing all things about hardware. There’s a balance there. I want it on stage, it’s a great opportunity for us.”
Wanting to strike a balance between presenting a new console and games sounds like a great plan to me. As Sony held a separate event for the PS4 Pro too, and decided against tackling that at the same time as E3. Both sensible decisions in my opinion. However that’s not all Spencer was vague about, as the hosts of Unlocked also asked if VR would be on the Scorpio. Spencer responded in the negative, but that it is an area for “innovation and growth,” especially for the PC platform, “the best place for that to happen.” He also mentioned that when thinking of the VR for the Scorpio, not only is it a matter of “when” and not “if,” but that VR will definitely be a part of the Xbox family.
As vague as all that is, it’s certainly insightful to what Microsoft is thinking and where the company might be going in the future. Do you think the Scorpio will get its own event? How should VR work for the Scorpio? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!