Microsoft seems to be pulling no punches when it comes to its upcoming console, codenamed Project Scorpio, as a new report suggests that the company might be working on a new design language for the console.
Spotted by Microsoft-watcher WalkingCat (@h0x0d), a software engineer by the name of Eric Fiscus - who is working on both Project Scorpio, as well as Microsoft's upcoming 'Project Neon' visual updates to Windows 10 - has hinted at the new design language for the console on his LinkedIn profile. His description reads:
Xbox Scorpio Prototyping
I'm currently prototyping Xbox Scorpio Motion Design language, which is targeting Holiday 2017. What are we going to do with 6 teraflops of graphical processing power? Find out next year on Christmas morning ;)
Initially, it was thought that the console would employ Project Neon, details of which have emerged in recent weeks. The Xbox One user experience is currently based upon the MDL2 design language which can be seen quite extensively across the Windows 10 landscape including PCs and mobile.
Xbox One is also seeing several UI/UX improvements with the Creators Update including a faster dashboard, Beam integration, an all-new Home screen and the removal of Snap mode. Scorpio is expected to retain these changes; however, not much is known about the new 'Motion' design language. Touting it as the "most powerful console ever" with 6 teraflops of power, Microsoft has a lot of expectations riding on the device, which is why its details have been closely guarded so far.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer recently shared his excitement for the platform and reemphasized the premium console's potential. Project Scorpio will be unveiled on June 11 at E3 this year.
Source: Windows Central