Microsoft wants to make the transition from Xbox One to Project Scorpio as seamless and easy as possible with a trade-in/trade-up program.
With 6TFLOPs of performance and a new semi-custom Polaris + Zen AMD SoC to enable 4K gaming, Microsoft’s new “monster” Project Scorpio isn’t expected to be cheap. It’ll likely be in the $599 range. Luckily Microsoft wants to offer an Xbox One trade-in program to shave off some of the cost and make Project Scorpio more accessible.
“We want to make that transition as smooth as possible,” Xbox Services manager Dave McCarthy told the Daily Star. “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.”
Bear in mind we have no clue how much the Scorpio actually costs, and how much Microsoft will give you for your Xbox One. Right now vanilla 500GB Xbox One console gets you $100 in GameStop store credit, or $80 cash, but we might see special promos closer to Project Scorpio’s Holiday 2017 launch.
Also remember that Project Scorpio shares the Xbox One games library and plays all existing Xbox One games, so your entire collection isn’t completely useless after you trade in your system.