Microsoft Exec On Xbox Scorpio: ‘We Are Making It Easier For Devs To Take Advantage of The Power’

“We are spending as much time and energy on our dev tools as we are on anything customer-facing.”

Posted By | On 29th, Sep. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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The Xbox One Scorpio is going to be, to use Microsoft’s own parlance here, a ‘beast’ of a console. And based on what has been announced for it so far, we can believe it, instead of just dismissing it as empty hype, as is usually the case. The console, which will have a 6 TFLOPs GPU, promises to be the most powerful console ever made.

But are Microsoft sure that third party developers will actually be able to utilize all that extra power? Will third parties even bother, given the tens of millions of PS4 and Xbox One units that will already be out there on the market? Even the PlayStation 4 Pro will have a sizable lead over the Scorpio by then, given its likely to be year long headstart.

“The developers have to go through a transition, just like customers,” Microsoft’s Albert Penello said in an interview with The Guardian. “We are spending as much time and energy on our dev tools as we are on anything customer-facing. Making it easier for developers to take advantage of the power, making it easier for developers who are working on an Xbox One game to get a great Scorpio game and vice versa – we’re developing those tools now.”

Hopefully, Microsoft are able to get developers to fully leverage all the resources that the Xbox One Scorpio offers- it would be a shame if all of that power went to waste otherwise. It’ll be interesting to see just how developers respond to the Scorpio, which is a far more radical upgrade to the Xbox One than the PS4 Pro promises to be to the PS4- hopefully, that power is utilized to deliver the most advanced games on the market, and is not just ignored.

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  • Bill E Weaver

    PC already has a crap ton of variations per customers individual pc specs. These devs don’t have much additional work to have to do to make a game native 4k or not. So tired of reading how dev may not take advantage of additional power when these games are already built around the pc anyhow.

  • Mr Xrat

    Show, don’t tell. Oh wait, they have nothing to show.

    • XanderZane41

      At the E3, they will.

    • Mr Xrat

      “Wait for E3!”

      As always.

    • Russell Gorall

      They showed their answer to the PS4 Pro already, it is the Xbox One S.
      -4K Upscaling
      -4K Bluray player
      -4K video streaming

      All for 300 bucks.

    • Mr Xrat

      Upscaling from 720p, media features and a gimmick. It’s 2013 again.

    • Russell Gorall

      Yep, PS4 Pro is in the past. At least the Xbox One S has competition, though.

    • Mr Xrat

      That’s the Xbone, Xgimp. Sorry if you’re too thick to understand the reference.

    • Russell Gorall

      What would happen if we slipped on the Internet and kissed?

    • Mr Xrat

      It would be the romance of the century.

  • crizz1066

    All just words and promises from M$ as per!! Wonder how they’re gona let down their customer base when the finalise release the Scorpion. Also wonder how much its gona differ, from what’s being touted at the moment. Still probably better to just get a PC.

  • crazy_black_man-

    “Will third parties even bother, given the tens of millions of PS4 and Xbox One units that will already be out there on the market?”

    Probably not, because there is no actual reason to. The market is already overwhelmingly saturated with PS4s. There would be no tangible reason to dedicate resources to make games look any better on a console that hasn’t yet proved itself viable against the market dominance of the PS4, while still being handicapped by the original Xbox One. It’s all fantasy land to think otherwise.

    • Russell Gorall

      The market was overwhelmingly saturated with PCs, yet you still saw time and effort devoted to consoles. Choice is good for gamers of all types, cheers and happy gaming.

  • Hvd

    id rather just buy a $400 gpu thats stronger then this console the r9 390x can do 4k/30fps and thats only $400.thats current prices right now and will be even cheaper after vega launches.

    i have a r9 380x thats stronger then the ps4 pro and its a $200 going to wait until after vega to upgrade my gpu.the rx 480 is stronger and its $200 a well… not going to get another console mid generation i will upgrade my pc.

    $400 ps4
    $400 ps4 pro
    $240 psn

    every 3 years

    $1040 not includeing games pc is by far cheaper and you can upscale just the same on pc as the ps4 pro if you wanted.


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