Microsoft came out swinging at this years E3 and didn’t waste any time to address the biggest rumor surrounding them this week. The Xbox S (Slim) does exist. Microsoft confirmed that it will be 40% smaller than the original, support 4K video, and starting at $299 USD for the 500GB model. That is not a bad price point for people that have yet to make the leap to the current generation of consoles and can really help Microsoft gain some ground on Sony’s lead later this year, after the Xbox One S ships in August. Although, for the gamer’s that already own an Xbox One there is little reason to invest in this similar hardware, especially when you consider that ‘other’ little thing that Microsoft confirmed at this years show. At the end of the conference, Microsoft announced its new Xbox console, codenamed Project Scorpio, which they announced is due to drop some time in the holiday season of 2017. Microsoft is already boasting that this new console will be “the most powerful console ever built”. If all goes according to plan, the Project Scorpio console will rock a stronger GPU that can support 4K resoulution gaming, render at 60 Hz, and have six teraflops of computing capability. Microsoft was adamant at pointing out that this new console will still be a part of the Xbox One family and that ALL Xbox One games will be playable on the original Xbox One, the Xbox One S, and Project Scorpio, and all existing Xbox One peripherals would work with all three systems. Microsoft’s goal was that “no-one gets left behind.” Stay tuned to SportsNerdWeb for more news and info surrounding this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and don’t forget to follow…CHEERS!