Deck 13 Dev On Scorpio Impacting PS4 Sales: I Don’t Think We’ll See Any Notable Change In Marketshare

“Unless a certain platform secures significantly more high-quality, exclusive titles, I don’t think we will see any notable change in market share.”

Posted By | On 16th, Sep. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Right now, with the Xbox One Scorpio looking to be a far superior product offering than the PS4 Pro, looks to be Microsoft’s best chance to reverse their fortunes in the console market, where they have consistently lagged behind Sony since the introduction of the PS4 and the Xbox One.

The Scorpio looks to be a core gamer focused, highly powerful machine- and coupled with Microsoft’s excellent consumer centric policies, such as Xbox Play Anywhere and backwards compatibility, may provide customers enough of a reason to jump ship and switch to Xbox.

When we had a chance to sit down and talk to Jan Klose, Creative Director of Deck 13, the guys who most notably brought us Lords of the Fallen and are currently working on The Other 99, we decided to pose this same question to him: could the Scorpio actually help Microsoft regain marketshare?

“While I’m sure the slightly higher frame-rate and graphical quality offered by Scorpio will be a welcome addition for gamers, the virtual reality solutions coming out of the PlayStation 4 Pro represents a much bigger reason to switch camp,” Klose noted. “Of course, a PS4 Pro is not required to play VR titles on consoles, but the consensus among developers seems to be that it is required to get a comparable experience to PC based solutions.”

He specified what, in his opinion, may cause a shift in marketshare to an appreciable degree.

“Unless a certain platform secures significantly more high-quality, exclusive titles, I don’t think we will see any notable change in market share,” he observed. ” Having said that, I do believe that a high quality VR experience from Sony could see them opening a wider gap between PlayStation and Xbox.”

It sounds like Klose believes that Microsoft would need either a paradigm shifting product like PlayStation VR, or far more exclusives than they have now, to be able to counter the PS4 tide this generation. Whether or not his opinion holds true is something we will learn once the Scorpio finally launches in Holiday 2017.


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  • Gamez Rule

    If MS made the Scorpio £249 it might make some market-share ground back. But I cannot see the Scorpio making a massive come-back against PS4 market-share.

  • crazy_black_man-

    Gee, it sounds like he’s saying exactly what I’ve been saying…

    Exclusives.
    Exclusives.
    Exclusives.

    And then when you add in the PSVR option, that creates even more exclusives. VR exclusives. Completely new console experiences to be discovered this October right before the holiday shopping season. You would have to be a complete idiot to continue to think Scorpio will have a chance at regaining marketshare in 2017.

    Why doesn’t GamingBolt just interview me and publish it for all the Xboys to read while enjoying their delicious breakfast of Cheetos and Mountain Dew? The hilariousness continues. If I was MS, I would just cut my losses. Sony just kicked your *ss this gen. Those people cheerleading for the Xbox brand are looking pretty darn stupid these days.

  • crazy_black_man-

    Gee, it sounds like he’s saying exactly what I’ve been saying…

    Exclusives.
    Exclusives.
    Exclusives.

    And
    then when you add in the PSVR option, that creates even more
    exclusives. VR exclusives. Completely new console experiences to be
    discovered this October right before the holiday shopping season. You
    would have to be a complete idiot to continue to think Scorpio will have
    a chance at regaining marketshare in 2017.

    Why doesn’t GamingBolt
    just interview me and publish it for all the Xboys to read while
    enjoying their delicious breakfast of Cheetos and Mountain Dew? The
    hilariousness continues. If I was MS, I would just cut my losses. Sony
    just kicked your *ss this gen. Those people cheerleading for the Xbox
    brand’s success through “Play Anywhere” with poorly performing games
    like QB and Recore, are looking pretty darn stupid these days.

    • Ucouldntbemorewrong

      What do you all think?
      My 50″Plasma died and I went out and got a 4K HDR TV.
      I thought the PS4 looked absolutely amazing on the Plasma, but feel it looks pretty shity on the new TV.
      If I sell my PS4 to Best Buy I’ll get a $120 gift card right now, not sure how long this deal will last. Since PS4Pro is a new product it has not been tested in real world yet, do you think it’s worth it to jump early, or just keep PS4 and try to sell later obv. it will be not worth that much after PS4Pro release.

    • crazy_black_man-

      I would sell it and wait for the PS4 Pro, or just keep it and put it in another room. I have 2 PS4s and 2 plasma tvs and they all still perform just like new. I’m not seeing myself going 4k for a good while so all this rush to adapt to 4k is a big loss on me. But if I were you, I would put the old one in another room, and buy the new Pro for your new 4K tv, if you can afford to do so. They make it so easy to transfer your content nowadays from the old PS4 to the Pro, but sure you could sell it if you no longer have a place elsewhere use it. Its still handy as an extra bluray player to have somewhere in the house.

    • Ian

      I’d jump early. Fact of the matter is, as far as gaming consoles go, a 4K HDR TV is future proof and will be for a good 4-5 years.

    • Mark

      I’d sell it and go for a PRO if u have the patience to wait..

    • Ian

      Exclusives mean nothing in this day and age. Just go and take a look at the top 10 games this Christmas. #1 CoD #2 FIFA #3 Battlefield 1 #4 Mafia 3 … maybe, just maybe you’ll get 1 exclusive in that list. Multiplats run the games industry now.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Wrong. Exclusives mean nothing if you own an Xbox.

    • BelAirBoss

      Exclusives always mean something. Exclusives have kept Nintendo in business for decades, exclusives do move consoles, and exclusives are the reason many chose the ps4 instead of the xbox one this gen. I’m one of those people.

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    • Mark

      Ur right, no way in any Utopia is Xbox gonna catch up to PS4 this gen. I think MS knows this, Scorpio’s launching too late for them to think there’s a comeback. However it’s good that both sides are offering updated consoles, love the idea of new mid gen systems. I just wish I coulda played Witcher 3 at 60fps enhanced graphics

  • BelAirBoss

    I’m buying both. Probably. I know I’m getting a pro, Sony’s exclusives sell me more than hardware, but having a 4k oled I need to feed the beast, and the pro will have the best looking version of ps4 games so I’m sold. I’ll buy the Scorpio as long as Cannon lake and Volta aren’t released by the time the Scorpio launches. If they do, I’ll be upgrading my pc instead, most likely.

  • Mr Xrat

    Deck 13 devs continuing to drop reality bombs on the Xgimps and they can’t handle it, poor lambs.

  • Mark

    I thought I read that Microsoft was gonna support VR on the Scorpio…


 

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