A few moments on Project Scarlett stole the show at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 press event, despite being was barely more than a shot of…
A few moments on Project Scarlett stole the show at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 press event, despite being was barely more than a shot of the logo and some hyperbolic promises that it’ll be the most powerful Xbox ever. (I would hope so…)
In truth, PC hardware at E3 today is already as powerful as the next Xbox or PlayStation consoles will be. While console games have dominated the show floor at E3 for many years, dig a little deeper and you’ll find a big presence from companies like Intel and Nvidia, as well as high-end PC brands like Alienware.
One E3 open secret is that, no matter which console they’re for, many of the game demos played at E3 are actually running on high-end gaming PCs, even if those PCs are hidden under tables or behind curtains.
«A lot of companies will be using PCs. They may not show the PCs, but a lot of people in industry know that PCs are the majority of the hardware that’s running the games,» says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO of Origin PC, a gaming and performance PC manufacturer. «It looks the best, has all of these features, is going to run the smoothest.»
Intel’s Lee Machen, general manager of gaming and VR/AR sales, touts the sheer volume of PC gamers as one of the reasons it remains an important E3 category.

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