There's a long-assed, descriptive fluff piece about the new XBONE on Polygon, complete with charts "showing" how much more powerful it'll be over the PS4K. Can you guess who wrote it? http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/25/11774294/xbox-one-slim-one-two-scorpio
Also, this pretty much means the death of the XB brand: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1223706 As nice as it is to have an XB around, if MS is going to be putting out all their games on PC alongside "XB"? I have no incentive to spend hundreds of dollars on an "iterative" XB console when I could just as easily spend 1-1.2k on a PC that'll get me better visuals/performance that'll last a good 5 years.
I mean, it's exactly what happened with the 360. It's not out of the question to have a new XB 4 years into the current one's lifespan considering the OG XB didn't do so hot and MS cut their losses early.
If this is true, then, this is the definition of a company that hasn't got the slightest clue what to fucking do with a brand any more: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1223679 Granted other sites are reporting it's more than likely that "XB1.5" is just an XBONE slim while there will be a XBONE successor next year, but even if it doesn't turn out that the XBONE Slim is an upgraded console? Man, the possibility of all the above being true is... so dumb. Getting an XBOX chromecast, an XBOX Apple TV player, XBONE slim revision, XBONE on PC and an XBONE successor in under a year sounds like the worst kind of overkill for a brand that's already in bad shape. Worse if it turns out that it IS an "Xbox 1.5" slim w/4k support and a better CPU/GPU months before an XBOX TWO gets announced.