There were a lot of pretty pissed off Xbox gamers when Project Scorpio was officially announced, likewise PS4 owners with the Neo. The 'buy once and you’re set for five years' mentality of console gaming had been thrown out the window, replaced by incremental upgrades. Fortunately Microsoft has now said it is indeed going to offer Xbox One trade-up programs, allowing users to exchange their current consoles for a discount on Project Scorpio.
"We want to make that transition as smooth as possible," Xbox Services manager Dave McCarthy said. "Some of our retail partners today do trade-in programs and that's definitely going to be partnerships we continue to move going forward. We'll try partnerships with our retail partners to smooth it even more with trade-in programs and things like that."
Of course McCarthy doesn’t go as far as to suggest what sort of value can be had from current Xbox One consoles, or indeed even how much the Scorpio will cost, but there will at least be some small compensation for early adopters.
Taking a look at trade in values, Xbox One consoles are worth a great deal. Anywhere from £100 - £130 seems to be the given rate at stores, but Microsoft would have to beat this if it wants to bring anything new to the scenario.
In the meantime the Xbox One S is out next month. Smaller and ever so slightly faster than the base Xbox One, it launches with a 2TB model and a new, refined Xbox One gamepad.
Source: Daily Star