Dev On Whether Xbox Scorpio Should Have Exclusives, Will Be A Difficult Choice Due To X1 Install Base

“I’m sure there are developers that have games they would love to be Scorpio exclusives,” says Frozenbyte’s Kai Tuovinen.

Posted By | On 07th, Feb. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One Scorpio is being touted as the most powerful console ever made. And yet, given Microsoft’s diktat that all games have maintain parity with standard Xbox One systems, and that there can be no Scorpio exclusives, the question of whether or not all that power will ever be able to put to meaningful use is one that persistently remains with us.

So when we got a chance to talk to Kai Tuovinen from Frozenbyte, the developers of Trine who are currently working on Has Been Heroes, we posed this question: would the Scorpio’s excess power go to waste given the parity mandate? “Tough question – I’m sure there are developers that have games they would love to be Scorpio exclusives because it will be easier to get them to run, but at the same time the main install base will be on the standard Xbox One, so developers would have to make a difficult choice either way,” Kai said. “I still think Scorpio will be a good purchase or upgrade for a lot of consumers if they are looking to play at a bigger resolution for example.”

That is ultimately a good point- while Scorpio exclusivity may be an alluring prospect, a lot of developers will still choose to make games also for the Xbox One simply because the majority of the install base will be there. Just look at how long we continued to get Xbox 360-PS3 cross gen games, well into the current generation. Functionally, then, even the mandate not being there really wouldn’t change much in the end.


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  • crazy_black_man-

    “Will Be A Difficult Choice Due To X1 Install Base”.
    In other words, Scorpio will need to display a special placard in order to sit next your tv due to the Xbox One’s parity commitment, and I’ve got just the right thing. Here ya go.

    http://www.wgnflag.com/xcart/images/P/G-42_HandicappedParkingStockSign.jpg

    • Gamez Rule

      lol

    • Dougdec92

      Lol

  • The truth-ier

    there is no parity clause in the sense of graphics, they will do games like the ps4 and ps4 pro….meaning you can use the extra horse power.

    • Poised 4 Flight

      More pixels, same low graphical quality.

    • Mark

      Not if it gets higher resolution textures with the extra 4 gigs of RAM tho

    • crazy_black_man-

      Keyword “if”.

    • Mark

      I know right. None of us knows what the hell’s gonna happen.

    • Nahuel Messi

      Keyword “Fanboy” like u

    • crazy_black_man-

      Yes. I am an admitted PS4 fanboy. Sony has given me plenty of reasons to be. The console war rages on regardless of Xbox casualties. Go cry to your momma.

    • Poised 4 Flight

      4k
      60 fps
      Ultra settings
      Pick one.

    • Mark

      I personally think Forza 7 will be native 4K 60fps on Scorpio

  • Mr Xrat

    They shouldn’t do, or that’s another promise they’ve broken. Not like their nasty community actually cares, in any case.

    • kma99

      Nasty community? Not like the Playstation community never threatened rape on a female for her role in a times exclusive. Heck lets add up the death threats sent to developers.

    • crazy_black_man-

      A community did this? Wow. And how does one become part of a community? By buying a PS4? Creating a gamertag? So little 9 year old Amy in Boulder Co is guilty of harassing and threatening to rspe someone?

      Do you know how stupid what you said sounds right now?

    • kma99

      Then i guess your alter ego above me sounds out of his mind for saying the exact same thing. Oh yeah thats right the playslaves are saints and nintendo and xbox fans are sinners. Gtf outta here.

    • crazy_black_man-

      No. That is NOT what he said.
      Dude, Xbox is the devil. The power of Christ compels you.

      http://altdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/the-exorcist_73209.jpg

    • kma99

      You probably believe everything you just typed.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. I do. The big evil corporation took your money and promised you would have many games to play. And then they made you play all your old games while still promising new ones. And then they cancelled the new ones. And then they said “guess what”? We’re coming out with a better, more powerful console to play all of your old games on. And then they disappeared into the darkness leaving you waiting and longing for games to play. So now you wait with me for games that will never come. And I tell you what a fool you are. And finally you agree with me. The end.

    • kma99

      Wow sounds like all these big corporations including sony. We all know u only have a 1 track mind.

    • crazy_black_man-

      No. Just Microsoft and the Xbox brand.

    • kma99

      Case in point

    • crazy_black_man-

      Well, I laid it out for you. It’s all been pretty clear to see. The evidence is insurmountable.

    • Mr Xrat

      Still pushing that lie, loser? Let’s not even get into the monumental p1ssfit Xgimps are getting into right now over Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.

    • kma99

      You wish i was lying dont you lol. Mr sock accounts to upvote your owb bs. You only care about the game because of a preorder bonus lol. You wont even buy the game. Better yet if i wanted it bad enough i would get it on pc not the 720 boost mobile pro.

    • Mr Xrat

      You are lying because those “rape threats” were over the Tomb Raider movie, d1pshit.

      Another multiplat that’ll die on the Xbone. Big surprise.

    • kma99

      Ahh no they threatened the voice actor over twitter you idiot.
      Talking about multi plats dyinh. How was the sale of tomb raider on ps4? Dont worry i already know lol. How about those sales of last guardian and gravity rush. Bet you’re bragging about that top notch exclusive i am black tiger too lol.

    • crazy_black_man-

      The better question is …in between the time that The Last Guardian and Gravity Rush 2 came out, how many Xbox One exclusives were released?

    • Mr Xrat

      Yes, over the movie. Keep up.

      Can’t have done any worse than Dead Rising 4, part of that “killer holiday lineup.” Between that ReCore it’s no wonder Scalebound got axed.

    • kma99

      Ok where is this movie at? Oh thats right they dont have one yet but they do have 2 video games in that span of time.
      As far as lineups go. Nothing could be more deadly than thr last guardian and infinite warfare for the holidays lol. Dead risings sales mopped up the last guardian lol. Sad so so sad.

    • Mr Xrat

      Read up, mong. http://www.upi.com/Tomb-Raider-video-game-actress-receives-death-threats/13401384625812/

      We don’t know how TLG did and no amount of clickbait articles will indicate that. DR4 only did 700k first month. Pathetic. No wonder your games get axed.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Obviously Xbox fans are rightfully upset about the free season pass deal. It bothers you too. Let the pain go. We’re here for you brother.

    • kma99

      No im a fan of games i just dont like you complaining idiots who damage control for sony 24/7

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Are you also a fan of not getting any games?

    • kma99

      No im a fan of getting any game i want since i own everything. Are u a fan of getting only what sony spoon feeds u

    • crazy_black_man-

      No, but I’m a fan of not paying for garbage games on a weak console.

    • kma99

      Like nioh running at 720 on the ps pro weak?

    • crazy_black_man-

      Weak compared to what? What resolution is it running at on the Xbox One?

      I crack myself up.

    • kma99

      Still weak nonetheless

    • crazy_black_man-

      Nonetheless? Huh?

      Nonetheless what?

      Say it bi tch.

      Caller, are you still on the line?

      Damn. The bi tch hung up.

    • kma99

      Lol awe he talking tough lol

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Naw, we just having fun as always.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Nice try dumb bot PS4 Pro, HD display. Option 1: “Movie Mode”
      Stable 1920×1080 resolution with high quality anti-aliasing at 30fps
      PS4 Pro, HD display. Option 2: “Action Mode”
      Stable 1920×1080 resolution at 60fps
      PS4 Pro, 4K display. Option 1: “Movie Mode”
      Stable 3840×2160 resolution at 30fps
      PS4 Pro, 4K display. Option 2: “Action Mode”
      Stable 1920×1080 resolution at 60fps

    • kma99

      Lol free season pass on a game u wont buy lol. Why would i care since i didnt give a crap about the game to begin with. Lol boy you console warriors will brag about anything. First it was sale now its free dlc for pre ordering a game and bragging about view counts on YouTube videos lol

    • Tomaterrrx

      Says the one part of a community where they send death threats to game devs.

  • Mark Matheson

    No idea why compatibility for both Xbox consoles is so difficult to imagine. PC devs already have to deal with many variations of hardware and performance.

    • crazy_black_man-

      To an extent. But they arent forced by some parity agreement to still code on Windows 95 machines, and that’s pretty much the situation we have here with the Xbox One’s capabilities. Microsoft should have put a coin slot on the Xbox One. I’m surprised that it slipped their mind during research and development.

  • Thomas Ward

    Look forward to it!

    Nothing like having the best console on the market. 🙂


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