Scorpio Will Be A Welcome Change Compared To Xbox One, Will Dominate In Terms of Performance: Mark Williams

“It has generally been more difficult to reach 60fps on Xbox One than on PS4, so Scorpio will be a very welcome change.”

Posted By | On 19th, Nov. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The PS4 Pro and the Xbox One Scorpio are fascinating and interesting, not just because they are an altogether new paradigm for console gaming, but also because of the stark differences in the two approaches- the PS4 Pro is a relatively more conservative approach next to the Scorpio, which represents a total overhaul of the Xbox One.

So when we got the chance to sit down with Mark Williams, technical director at VooFoo Studios, developers of Mantis Burn Racing, we decided to ask him what he felt about the two systems, and the differences between Sony’s and Microsoft’s approach.

Williams believes that the extra power of the Scorpio will help devs and will undoubtedly mean far more games on Scorpio will hit true native 4K @ 60fps. “It has generally been more difficult to reach 60fps on Xbox One than on PS4, so Scorpio will be a very welcome change. I’ve yet to see the functional differences in the Scorpio GPU, so it remains to be seen how much of a difference there will actually be, but Scorpio definitely has a significant advantage in terms of memory bandwidth, so we’ll definitely be seeing higher fidelity games on there,” he stated.

But would the Scorpio’s power amount to anything meaningful, given Microsoft’s mandate that all games on Scorpio also be playable on standard Xbox One systems?

“Yes, definitely,” Williams said. “We have to maintain parity from a functional and gameplay point of view, but we can really go to town on ramping up the visual quality. It’s like having a PC game where you get a new graphics card and now you can ramp all the graphics settings up to maximum – it’s the same game, but it looks a hell of a lot nicer.”


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  • Hvd

    more like a welcome change compared to the dumpster fire ps4 pro.

    • Aenea

      Awww, someone seems hurt by the Pro, poor baby

    • TyroPro

      DUMPSTER FIRE LMAO

  • Riggybro

    Hey, if you had all those issues with the Pro you have a broken unit – take it back. You got the 1 in 100,000 dud model that got through QA somehow.

    I literally plugged and played mine. No heat. No loud. No complex setup. Easy.

    I game on PC so I am fully aware of heat and sound – on this particular point ALL the consoles are actually outstanding – all quiet and cool.

    • crazy_black_man-

      He’s as full of sh** as they come. If he had a loud fan he would have returned the unit. He is trying to divert attention from all the complaints about the Xbox One S fan noise. He got called out a week ago for this nonsense claim, and he responded that he would post a video showing the loud console noise, but somehow that video never ever materialized. Don’t waste your time.

    • Michael

      Those pony tears. They just never seem to end.

    • Riggybro

      I suspected so.
      Fan/disc noise has been measured by multiple sites with dB readings with ALL the consoles.

      I mean it’s one thing to have (kinda fun – sometimes hilarious) console debates in the comments but going that extra mile… constructing stories and stuff… that’s another level…

      I would not be surprised if in this persons basement there are thousands of PS4 magazine/news articles taped to the wall were he has furiously scribbled angry threats with crayon all over them. Then, chained to the wall in the corner, under a picture of the worshipped Phil Spencer, a poor innocent kidnapped PS4….

      I can hear it’s fan screaming from over here…

      Disturbing.

    • efnet

      Lol ah the usual fanboy craziness….
      Its your world pimp, im just visiting.

    • Riggybro

      Don’t want to point out the obvious but you’ve had three PS4 Pros… that’s two more than me…

      You are a much more committed Sony fan than I will ever be.

    • efnet

      Im just committed to gaming in general, i dont let my preference stop me from gaming on other platforms like others do, i mean had the ps4 pro worked like it should have than i would suspect i would have only had one as well, but unfortunately that isn’t the case here is it?

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL!

    • J.j. Barrington

      So he’s actually been at this for days? He made claims all that time ago and only recently provided “proof?”

      I feel bad for the people that actually have to come across this guy in person.

    • RacerXzero

      All this trolling from efnet seems familiar, the recent Dualshockers article he went crazy on, comes to mind. I think he just cuts and pastes his meaningless rants and fake youtube videos on every game site.

    • J.j. Barrington

      Meaningless is a very good word for it. Poor dude needs counseling.

    • kma99
    • crazy_black_man-

      Lamedotcom.

    • kma99

      Cry some more

    • -youjustgotburned-

      LOL

    • Dougdec92

      So can the xboxone render this image in 1080p or the Scorpio would’ve to come and redeem it as usual?

    • kma99

      Kill yourself with that dumb question. Can your eyes render your @$$ in 4k?

    • Dougdec92

      So far as the eye can view 4k resolutions , yh but here is a small point to use so all of us here will forget you’re dumber than you think you’re , it’s the brain that does the rendering…pour yourself a jug man…lol

    • kma99

      Educate yourself. Until then this conversation is null and void. Lol eyes can render un 4k lol.

    • BelAirBoss

      Pour one for yourself kma99, because year after year, including 2016, more ps4 exclusives are nominated for and win gaming awards than xbox “exclusives”, which don’t even really exist anymore. You know what? Forget the drink. Your problems are already too big for you to handle.

    • kma99
    • BelAirBoss

      Thought so. Case opened, case closed. Better luck elsewhere, lol.

    • kma99

      You only think when i give you permission. Until then cry some more.

    • BelAirBoss

      Whatever helps you sleep at night, guy. You seem to need it. Good luck with all that.

    • kma99
    • LifeOnMars

      efnet is one step away from that crazy guy on YouTube who took a heatgun to his PS4 Pro and tried to make out ot was overheating.

    • efnet

      Seriously? You’re to much with the dramatics bruh, i understand you all are HUGE sony fans and 5gats cool but trying make up some lame excuse as to why im having issues with the ps4 is just pathetic.

    • LifeOnMars

      Just take the dam thing back to the retailer.

    • efnet

      I did you moron…. what part of ” this is my third ps4 pro ” did you not understand?
      And secondly
      It isnt the consoles its the FW sony released …. necause everything runs fine until you have to install the fw.

    • LifeOnMars

      Calm down, calm down I’m trying to help here. If it is not fit for purpose you should get your money back. I personaly belive you TV is not compatable, is it HDR ?.

      In the UK there is the Consumer rights act.
      Fit for purpose “The goods should be fit for the purpose they are supplied for, as well as any specific purpose you made known to the retailer before you agreed to buy the goods”

    • efnet

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b0bbe4d4b6b706cc6bc5556dc80ab4434b87cc714d36a7672c0d85bbe874218.png
      Oh yea, you’ve been really helpful (sarcasm)
      Also your response is nothing more but an insult to my intelligence and further proves your fanboyism knows no bonds.
      I have not one but 3 of the highest rated 4k/hdr tvs on the market today
      Samsung ks8000
      OLED65C6P
      And a vizio p55 c1
      All of which are compatible with the ps4 and ps4 pro and it also works great with my xbox one s
      And my bolt 3.
      Its appears that all you and other die hard sony fans can do with my situation is make excuses and or try and reroute the blame to someone else other than sony.

    • crazy_black_man-

      “I have not one but 3 of the highest rated 4k/hdr tvs on the market today
      Samsung ks8000
      OLED65C6P
      And a vizio p55 c1
      All of which are compatible with the ps4 and ps4 pro and it also works great with my xbox one s
      And my bolt 3.”

      Gee whiz. Here we go with this lame bullsh** again.

      Efnet is notorious for being Mister “I have this and I have that. I has the best of everything, for I has to buy everything, and what I has is so much better than what you has.

      This insecure little chump is a JOKE.

    • RacerXzero

      You do realize he doesn’t really have a PS4 pro. He got into a big argument with multiple people, that were actually trying to help him, at a Dualshockers article over his “PS4 problems”. Just to let you know, he’s just a little Microsoft troll going on multiple game sites claiming his PS4 pro doesn’t work, but when others try to help, he just lashes out in anger for no reason, proof right there he doesn’t even have one to begin with.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Oh, believe me, I know how his history well.

    • efnet

      This is my third ps4 pro….mighty funny all 3 of them did the exact same thing , the pro is about as loud as my bolt 3 pc

    • Aenea

      Prove it

    • efnet

      No problem my disgruntled ps fan

    • Mark

      Lol!

    • efnet

      Even still with video proof them ps fans are questioning me about my ps4 pro smh… freaking lunatics.

    • Mark

      Some people grow so attached to material things and brands, it’s crazy

    • efnet

      Its beyond crazy….
      Its like they get upset if someone speaks about an issue with their beloved plastic box.

    • Mark

      Well ultimately when u praise a brand or product while bashing others, you leave yourself open to lookin like an asshat lol. In which case, I DO NOT. Ahaha

    • efnet
    • Riggybro

      Strange. You got enough room at the back for the vents?

      I own UC4 (digital) and Second Son (Disc) just tried them both (both have had the Pro update) apart from the Second Son disc spin at the beginning it’s pretty damn quiet. I mean really quiet – my fridge, dehumidifier sound like a jet engine in comparison.
      Under load I’d say the Pro fan sound to comparible to a gaming PC on your desk when idle – just a gentle “air” sound with a tiny hint of a high whistle.

      So I dunno what else to say really.. if you’ve had 3 in a row like that.. um yeah..

    • efnet
    • -youjustgotburned-

      Well so much for being full of it or never showing proof of your claim as some where saying here.

    • Aenea

      Ahh yes, here I did ask you to prove you tried 3 different Pros…

      Now show us a picture of the console itself where it’s located to see if that is not causing issues…

      Also, this also doesn’t prove you tried 3 different ones 😉

      Like I said earlier, if you tried 3 different ones then there has to be something else that is causing this. Do you really think 1000s of Pro owners would stay quiet about having these types of issues? I certainly wouldn’t!

      Try more different things, different TV, different spot for the console, etc., etc.

    • efnet

      I would love to see video proof of this ….all the ps4 pros i had were really loud

  • Michael

    We don’t need some unknown denveloper to tell us what we already know. Scorpio will dominate. Plain and simple.

    • Mr Xrat

      Only thing the Shitpio will dominate is the joke book along with its fanbase of huehues and m0r0ns.

    • Michael

      You can use those pony tears to extinguish the dumpster fire that ps4 pros are starting….lol

    • bewareofZ

      You know that was proved as fake, right?

    • Mark

      Ahaha. Am I a huehue? Lmao

    • Mark

      Lol

  • Aenea

    Ahhh, another day, another GamingDolt article about some dev they asked a question thru email! And of course it’s about the Scorpio!

    GamingDolt, MS their new ad agency!

    • LeveledUpGamer

      It’s true though regardless of your feelings towards where the truth is coming from.

    • Aenea

      As if anyone with a brain couldn’t come up with that tidbit themselves…

      What I said is true as well tho, no matter how you feel about it 🙂

    • LeveledUpGamer

      You’re original comment is just fanboy rhetoric.
      Yes it was a back and forth interview pertaining to what a Developer thinks of the capabilities of the Scorpio.

      No its not just another day another dev praising scorpio covered on Gamingbolt. Look up their scorpio coverage since Scorpio announcement.

      You look upset that its a positive article about scorpio saying Gamingbolt is MS new ad agency.

      Clearly positive news about scorpio upsets you.

      FYI… your opinions are not fact nor truth.

    • Aenea

      Haha, sure buddy. I’m not upset it’s positive, it’s irritating to me that GamingBolt keeps having ‘interviews’ with devs which basically seem to boil down to them asking one question, probably thru email, and making an entire article out of it, not just Xbox related, just something they seem to do in general.

      And yes, GamingBolt keeps mentioning Scorpio over and over and over again as if it needs to be in the news, somehow. Go look it up for yourself, it’s a fact and it’s the truth!

      Look: http://gamingbolt.com/tag/xbox-one-scorpio

      120 articles total with the tag “xbox-one-scorpio”, only the first 5 were before the official announcement. You don’t think 115 articles in 5 months is a bit much, hmm? Especially for a console we barely know anything about?

      Perhaps you don’t notice it as much, that’s rather normal, but they have a knack of adding PS4/Pro to X1/Scorpio articles and vice versa and to be asking a lot of devs about the Scorpio.

      So yes, sometimes it does seem like they want to keep it in the news. I know, they need our clicks and Xbox fans want to see the Scorpio mentioned, still many a time it’s non-news or opinionated drivel.

      But of course you’re the Xbox fanboy who is going to deny it into oblivion ‘cos you can’t handle the truth!

    • LeveledUpGamer

      Your wall of text shows you’re just angry and triggered.

      Keep crying. Not going to change the constant positive articles coming from all over the industry that Scorpio will be the most powerful console next year.

    • Aenea

      Ahh, dodging the facts and trying to turn it around, classic!

      Have fun waiting another year!

  • efnet

    Check out my wonderful ps4 pro greatness
    https://youtu.be/IRcL5lOjH-I

    • AuricGoldfinger

      Man that is loud! I thought you were just trolling. You actually have a PS4 Pro. I would suggest returning it and exchanging it for a new one, but you’ve stated that’s your third console.

  • Mr Xrat

    No s**t, the Xbone is a doughnut. Shitpio will “dominate” in so far as having more leaves on trees and slightly fewer sub-4K new games. Shame about the lack of exclusives, though.

    • JuneMas

      It’ll have VR exclusive games that the OG X1 can’t do.

    • Mark

      Very true June. I’m really interested to see how good VR games will look on it….a high end realistic horror game may push me to get an Oculus!

    • Aenea

      Which probably are PC ports, so still not exclusives 🙂

    • LeveledUpGamer

      If I can’t play them on my PS4, then they’re exclusive to me.

      I’m a console gamer.

    • Aenea

      Aha, funny, since by that measure there are way more games not available to play on the Xbox One that can be played on the PS4, but am sure you will have some colourful comeback!

    • LeveledUpGamer

      I’m enjoying my Xbox one more then my PS4.

      You comment on lack of exclusives…i’m playing a lot more games on my Xbox One not available on my PS4 then I am playing on my PS4 not available on my Xbox One.

    • Cenk Algu

      12 fake Account upvoted haaha. I gues you are crying.

  • Reclaimer13

    Pro is a disappointment. 99% of the ps4’s existing library of games get zero benefit from the extra power in the pro. That means Bloodborne still drops to 18fps and suffers from frame pacing issues. And of the few games that did get the Pro patch some are actually running worse.

    • Mark

      Dam that sucks, the benefits does sound like a mixed bag for now. In a year’s time devs should have pretty good suport for it.

  • BelAirBoss

    “Williams believes that the extra power of the Scorpio will help devs and will undoubtedly mean far more games on Scorpio will hit true native 4K @ 60fps. ” Boy, I wish sites would stop with this stupidity. 4k@60fps native? If you’re talking indie games, sure. But certainly not for new AAA titles. Not for a price that consumers would be willing to pay. There isn’t a single pc graphics card that can do 4k@60fps native for games consistently, not even the thousand dollar plus Titan X.

    • Mark

      U know BelAir, the Scorpio will be able to hit 4K/60 native, but only with settings turned substantially down. Take Gears 4 for example, and mp runs 1080p 60fps, but the graphics are lowered compared to campaign. So this will be the case imo, I believe Coalition confirmed this. While not “TRUE” 4K/60 at max settings, it’ll be a mixed bag lol. Still I’ll take it.

  • heavenshitman1

    PSX/N64 wasn’t graphically enough.
    PS2/GAMECUBE/XBOX…
    PS3/Wii/360 never satisfied anyone for long
    This gen, devs still don’t have enough power to realise their games…
    Everyone so damn focused on texture resolutions, but we’re still playing games with idiot AI’s, mostly indestructible environments, silly features that dumb games down (ie quick save/quick load, Im yet to see anyone scramble through a game without saving every 2 seconds) and often fairly non-dynamic gameplay where most interactions are restricted solely to context sensitive moments.

    You can run chess in 8k glory at 200fps, it’s still gonna be plain chess.
    My most fav games of all time ran on hardware not 1% as powerful as we have today. Games that often can outshine the garbage we’re usually dished today

    • Mark

      Personally I think this is an issue on console, where the best games sold are quick action, good lookin shooters. When u get on PC tho, there’s waaay more interesting stuff to jump on from a gameplay perspective….u should think about PC man. Although I’m still a console nut

    • heavenshitman1

      I got a PC GTX, 970 in it. I’m only playing StarCraft 2 with it. Might get Dishonoured 2, but despite the positive reviews there, the user Meta scores are actually a little scary low. So I don’t know, but there’s so many games on the market even on the highest end systems that can’t interest me. I’m primarily a Nintendo goer, loved the classics, Perfect Dark (a game that in so many ways I think still beats what comes out today, running on 8MB RAM)
      The Turoks, Eternal Darkness, Mario Sunshine/Galaxies.
      Even Xenoblade Chronicles was revered by its fanbase, and once again, these games are running on petty hardware.
      So many high budget titles are just so cut and paste, rehashes, repeats, and so many of these games don’t look like they build any truly meaningful gameplay elements. Granted I haven’t played some of the more significant titles of recent years, Witcher 3 , Skyrim etc… But all the CODs, Farcry’s, etc…
      Bach, I’m ranting too much now, but you get where I’m coming from yeah?

    • Mark

      No doubt!

  • Hvd

    still not ditching the xbox one after only 3 years im going to give it another 3 or just upgrade my pc which i mite do.the r9 390x can do 4k/30fps and we got the r9 490’s popping up soon.

    when the console launches nect yera pc will still surpass it.plus im not one thats going to buy a $1000 hdr 4k tv yet.

    • Mark

      Dude next year I may go all out and spend 1000+ on a nasty 4K TV, and I’ll be good for the next 5 years

  • otherZinc

    The very 1st paragraph was wrong!

    The XBOX ONE has the only AAA 1st Person Shooter Campaign game on consoles: Halo 5 Guardians.

    The XBOX ONE has thee only 1080p 60fps Locked AAA Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 6.

    It’s lazy@ss developers that won’t use the power of the XBOX ONE.

  • Mark

    Well duh, u don’t say…..lol. Of course Scorpio will leave the X1 in the dust.

  • Edward Turvey

    You said:
    “Williams believes that the extra power of the Scorpio will help devs and will undoubtedly mean far more games on Scorpio will hit true native 4K @ 60fps.”

    But Mark Williams said:
    “It has generally been more difficult to reach 60fps on Xbox One than on PS4, so Scorpio will be a very welcome change. I’ve yet to see the functional differences in the Scorpio GPU, so it remains to be seen how much of a difference there will actually be, but Scorpio definitely has a significant advantage in terms of memory bandwidth, so we’ll definitely be seeing higher fidelity games on there,”

    Where did he mention 4K at 60fps? This quote from Mark Williams contains no mention of it.


 

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