Microsoft's up and coming Xbox console, codenamed Project Scorpio, is scheduled for a major uncover this Thursday. The details will be given by computer game examiner Digital Foundry and will be shown on Eurogamer.

The previous fall, Sony outraced the opposition in releasing the PlayStation 4 Pro, their upgrade on the current consoles that incorporates better technology to deal with VR gaming. Microsoft's successor to the Xbox One was in no hurry to beat Sony's to the market, yet it's expected to be a much more powerful system. Exactly how much powerful has been kept under wraps, however the official specs on The Project Scorpio will soon be unveiled.

Why Digital Foundry?

Microsoft decided that Digital Foundry will be the one to unveil the console’s capabilities. This is where writers review new PC hardware and compare graphics and performance against other platforms. They give much more detailed information regarding the hardware they review.

In other words, Digital Foundry is where hardcore video game players go to for technical information about the latest hardware. Microsoft is confident enough to let experts evaluate their new console.

Project Scorpio’s rumored specs

Microsoft claims that the Scorpio will be the most powerful console ever made.

It is capable of running games at 4K resolution with 60 frames per second. It is also capable of playing virtual reality games such as the VR version of “Fallout 4.”

The company already disclosed that the new console’s GPU will run at six teraflops and has an 8-core CPU. The PS4 Pro’s GPU only runs at 4.2 teraflops by comparison.

Scorpio will not have any exclusive games. However, it will run existing Xbox One games with 4.5 times the power.

Xbox is 'cooler' than PlayStation

According to a poll conducted by Google, teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 say that the Xbox name is “cooler” than PlayStation. Several polls focused on a few brands that include video-game related ones. The results were collected in a magazine Google called, “It’s Lit: A Guide to What Teens Think is Cool.”

The Xbox Project Scorpio will be revealed on Thursday, 9 p.m. ET.