Scorpio’s Lack of Exclusives Can Hurt It A Little, But VR Support Will Likely Make Up For It – Kona Dev

The potential market fate of the Scorpio, discussed.

Posted By | On 17th, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro (along side the just released Nintendo Switch) represent brand new console hardware by all three major console manufacturers, released at roughly the same time. At any other time, something like this would mark the beginning of a new generation of consoles. But owing to the incremental and iterative nature of the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One Scorpio, that is something that often remains up for debate among gaming enthusiasts.

So when GamingBolt had the chance to sit down and talk to Jean-François Fiset, the Community Manager of Parabole, who are currently working on Kona, we decided to ask him for his take: are the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One Scorpio a new generation? “Although Microsoft and Sony are making more powerful versions of their respective console, developers still have to make sure their games run on the regular version. This is why we believe it’s not a new console cycle,” he said.

We also asked him what he feels about the Xbox One Scorpio-specifically, the fact that in spite of the system being such a radical and dramatic upgrade over the existing Xbox One, it is tied to the base system anyway, meaning that it has no true exclusives of its own. Would something like this not hurt its chances on the market compared to if it had been a true next generation system with its own exclusive games?

According to Fiset, it might- but if the system launches with full VR support right off the bat, the situation can be tempered somewhat, since VR games will be exclusive only to the Xbox One Scorpio in the Xbox ecosystem. “The lack of exclusives can hurt a little, but if the full VR support is there on release, it will most likely make up for it,” he said.

That’s more or less a sensible stance to take, though of course, the question of the viability of VR games for the larger market is one that still remains. This will be something that we will only be sure of more as time goes on.


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  • Poseidon team

    Microsoft is investing heavily on Mixed Reality (Virtual & Augmented Reality) glasses. They are up to something, but Phil Spencer won’t tell us yet. But YouTube is full of Hololens demos. And they released motion controls like Oculus/Vive… obviously they are preparing to enter the VR.

    Meanwhile, PS4 Pro isn’t powerful to drive high fidelity VR glasses like Oculus or Vive, and most games must compromise so much graphics that they look like PS3 games to achieve the 90fps that helps reduce motion sickness. Sony at this should scrap everything and release PS4, PSVR2 and much better controllers to stay relevant in the VR.

    Xbox has a chance to grab the ball that Sony dropped. Question is, can they do it? Will they have the killer VR app?

    • AuricGoldfinger

      The killer VR app could possibly be Fallout VR? Which as of now is only known to release for Project Scorpio and PC.

    • Mark

      Hmmm, it may be shown during E3

    • Lacerz

      It’s Bethesda. It will be a buggy mess.

    • AuricGoldfinger

      Possibly! I’ll try it out for myself at E3 in a few weeks, if it’s playable. 🙂

    • QUIMICOMORTAL

      Sure! F#&k all those 60 Million users that bought a ps4, ditch all those ps4 exclusives already announced and start again!

      Why aren’t you the CEO of one of those console manufacturers?

  • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Blah, blah, blah…we already experienced the whole failed Kinect debacle. Nobody believes in this speculative crap anymore when it comes from MS. Every new $200 Microsoft peripheral from here on out will be met with heavy speculation no matter how deep the marketing budget. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b036c39346d9b1287dadbdf0c9f4de5abf95133001fc41fd80dbe23580787c4c.jpg

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      BOOM!!!! Facts…..

    • That albert ‘jerkface’ penello dude talks so much crap about sony

  • Lacerz

    Microsoft is still making the Xbox? With the lack of game support this year, I figured it went the way of the Zune. Speaking of…love how the Sony Walkman was replaced by the Microsoft Zune in Guardians…and how pissed Microsoft was about it! But, you know, that’s Microsoft.

    • Luke Skywalker

      what??

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      I have yet to see the new one, but that is truly what happened….??! HA!!!

    • Hahaha the walkman is still in there.

  • Mr Xrat

    Doubt it. Xgimps don’t like VR. Or was that another lie they told themselves so they could cope?

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Yep. They didnt like it when they didnt have it.

    • Same reason why xbox fans love to hate japanese developers and japanese games on the PS4?but now they want them on the xbox? So hypocrite >_<

      Xbox fans hate jrpgs? But now they want them on the xbox? Lol

      They want Nier, Bloodborne and the 100's of jrpgs on the scorpio.

      Nier shouldn't be coming to the xbox in my opinion it doesn't make sense. Given that they hate japanese so much.

      Sony is also a japanese company so i know where the hate for everything japanese comes from on the xbox.

      VR on a console was pioneered by Sony so they will go down in the history books with that. I think for Sony it is already enough to have that 🙂

    • Luke Skywalker

      Weird comment……borderline racially charged…..

    • Well tell that to all the xbox people who keep bashing Jrpg’s. *sigh*

      If you dont like the PS4 because it has so many “anime hack n slash” games then don’t beg for them on the Scorpio.

      Japanese developers should consider it treason if a japanese game releases on an xbox.

      Just sayin. Xbox people should not get japanese games on their console untill they stop hatin the PS4 and its Jrpg’s.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Sigh there must be something wrong with you….

      -There are 10s of millions of Xbox gamers, why do you believe it’s the same people that don’t like JRPGs games are asking for them? Has it ever dawned on you that it might be different people?

      -I personally don’t like JRPGs and that is fine because it is my gaming preference. The majority are hack and slash time games. I also don’t really like 3rd person games either but I still play some. I mostly like fps, racing, sports, platformers, survival, I like multiplayer games. Those are my preference just like you have your own preferences too.

      -I would not play JRPGs but I do watch a lot of Japanese animes and that’s just a point to show how you and your ridiculous racially charged comment are.

      -also not because I and a lot of Xbox gamers don’t play JRPG games doesn’t mean there aren’t other Xbox gamers who do. So I would say, you sir are full of crap. Your comment is a testament to the type of person you are and I clearly see you.

    • Yeah true not all xbox gamers hate jrpgs, but they are too few.. you need to speak up in favour of jrpgs if you are an xbox person and not use jrpgs as an excuse for the weak xbox one and scorpio.

      I’m not even going to respond to the last two points you made.. i dont know what you mean by you “know what type of person i am?”.. well.. go ahead, tell the world what type of person i am? 🙂

      It will say more about what you think about me, than what i really am. Lol

    • Luke Skywalker

      This has nothing to do with weak or powerful or Scorpio, it has everything to do with my preference as a gamer. And since that type of game is your preferred genre then YOU are the one who should be speaking up for it. Don’t try to push YOUR responsibility unto someone else. The Xbox gamers who like those types of games are speaking up for themselves but you and others are bashing them for doing so but yet you want to tell me that I should “speak up” for types of games that I don’t even like?? What are you smoking?

      Anyway, as I’ve said your comment is a testament to the type of person you are just the same as one’s reputation precedes them. Therefore I don’t need to “tell the world” anything about you, you seem to be doing a fine job of that yourself.

    • Much.. to learn.. you have.. young padwan 🙂

      May the force be with Sony and Jrpg’s.

    • Smart guy

      Kid doesn’t think or know better dude just another useless person to pass off

    • SalvagedXBot

      Pretty sure “Xbox people” don’t hate Japanese anything. Just cause some don’t care about jrpgs or prefer another genre does not mean they hate those game let alone a whole culture. And wouldn’t you want jrpgs on all consoles if you are a fan of that genre? The more people who experience the genre the more chances it has of getting a bigger fan base which would mean more sales which would mean more games. I think you need to pump the brakes a bit with your line of thinking, seems really hate filled.

    • Smart guy

      And no Xbox person is begging either lol treason though?? Wow kid

    • Fweds

      Why are you talking to yourself ? Using multi name’s dosen’t change that fact, go play on your underpowered and no 4k PS Protato.

    • Yawn

    • I order you to hate on Sony and the PS4 Pro.. now follow my commands.

      Wow you are so predictable!

    • Fweds

      Are you talking about the underpowered PS Protato ?

    • It’s called the PS4 Pro.. not “PS Protato” ugh.. >_< i hate that name..

    • Fweds

      Damage control on first post as usual, why don’t you actually play your PS Protato that can’t do 60fps on graphic intense games, lol at calling the PS Protato 4k that should not be allowed.

      I see your still using the Upvote Bot like a true insecure Sony fanboy

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Really? No exclusives hurt a little?

    Want VR just another gimmick?

    But VR suddenly sells more than exclusives?

    I want what he is smoking!

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      FOR SURE!!!!

  • LordCancer Kain

    yeah like kinect…

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Yeah, so we can all wish to drop another $5-700 on this system because of these potential “VR” capabilities…. No thank you. Not to mention that their VR better be the best thing on the block since sliced bread and most likely that is not going to happen at a negligible price point.

    • “Not to mention that their VR better be the best thing on the block since sliced bread and most likely that is not going to happen at a negligible price point.”

      Exactly! If you have enough money you probably already have a PC rig that blows the Scorpio out of the water.

      Who wants to downgrade to a Scorpio from their beast PC

  • Jaedre

    Do some of you get paid to troll? lol

    • No but i want to get paid lol

    • crazy_black_man- ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Me too!!! I’ll even go to a 4 year troll school. LOL.

    • Whahaha xD

    • Learned Handgun

      Just sad and angry loners.

    • Smart guy

      Yep

    • Triton

      Sony is known for hiring trolls and fake reviewers.

      .

    • Jaedre

      sad lol

  • Poseidon team

    As long as they don’t make controllers like PS Move (with bad motion tracking) they are fine. Wanna have a taste how they really are IRL? Watch this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKjrOjoVRwE

  • Dougdec92

    but the kinect??????

    • Triton

      I love using my Kinect for the UI and Im going to continue using it on my Scorpio.

  • YOUDIEMOFO

    Just to have a “VR” system that does what is necessary one is going to have to place cameras around their room just like the PC versions require, so as they can have superior tracking/movement capabilities. I do not believe every person who would want “VR” is going to be willing to run wires/cables all over the place in their main living space just so they can VR it up.

    One of the reasons why the PSVR was so successful is that it does not require anything other than the camera that sits on a shelf right in front of you.


 

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