Shadow Warrior 2 Dev: Comparing PS4 NEO And Xbox One Scorpio At This Stage Makes No Sense

Also confirms Scorpio version for Shadow Warrior 2.

Posted By | On 28th, Jul. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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There are a few new consoles on the horizon- we have Sony giving the PlayStation 4 an incremental power boost with the upcoming PlayStation 4 Neo, the Xbox Scorpio is supercharging the Xbox One, and making it the most powerful console ever, according to Microsoft’s claims, and then there is the NX- whatever the hell that is.

We got the chance recently to talk to Flying Wild Hog, the folks who are bringing us the upcoming Shadow Warrior 2, and we got the opportunity to discuss these new machines with them- more specifically, the Xbox One Scorpio and the PS4 Neo.

We asked Krzysztof Narkowicz, who is the programmer on the game, whether the company has plans to bring their game to the Scorpio- surely the notion of having theirgame be on the most powerful console ever, which is what the Scorpio is being billed as, is exciting, yes?

“Yes, sure,” Narkowicz said. “We will bring Shadow Warrior 2 to Xbox Scorpio when it will be available. The claim was made a bit in advance. At the moment, we don’t have any Scorpio devkits and don’t have any official information about it, so those claims don’t have any valid basis.”

Narkowicz’s skepticism isn’t just limited to Microsoft’s claims over the Scorpio, however. As far as he is concerned, neither the Neo nor the Scorpio exist right now as anything more than abstractions- so any conversation regarding these two machines, including a comparison of the two’s capabilities, makes no sense.

“None of those consoles have been released, or even have an exact release date, so comparing them makes no sense,” he said. “Basically, the later new hardware will be released the more powerful it will be. On the other hand, you can’t play games on the unreleased hardware and there is always something better from the competition lurking behind the corner. If the consoles are to be updated every few years, then I guess every vendor will take the lead in turns and gamers will have to choose to buy and play now or wait for the next better one. Just like with iPads or iPhones.”

Which sounds fairly reasonable to me- claiming victory over others using something that doesn’t even exist yet sounds facile to me. When the Xbox One Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Neo are out, and we know what each of them are, and can do, maybe the comparisons and the inevitable fanboy wars will make sense- until then, there’s no point in arguing about them.


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  • Mark

    Nobody’s fightin yet? Then again there’s no obvious click-bait headline above ahaha

  • Mark

    Time to fight peasants! Lmao

  • Asmodai

    Neo is more similar to the Xbox One S than to Project Scorpio. Sony has no announced counter for Project Scorpio but since it doesn’t come out for another year it’s not a big deal (they’re in no rush since they’re currently selling great.) I suspect that around the time Project Scorpio hit’s store shelves next year Sony will announce the PS5 for Christmas 2018. Neo is like the PS3 “Super Slim” which was released a year before the PS4 launched. Since Neo is guaranteed to have no exclusives over the launch hardware it won’t extend the PS4 lifecycle. 2018 is 5 years for the PS4 which is the more normal console lifecycle gap (PS3/Xbox 360 was unusually long). The only reason I could see it taking longer is if there are issues ramping up the 10nm process as I suspect that’s what the PS5 will launch on.

    • nismo370z

      Scorpio is guaranteed to have no exclusives over the launch hardware too

    • Asmodai

      I wouldn’t hold your breath on that. I’m pretty sure Xbox VR will be Scorpio exclusive at the very least. We’ll see next year though when they do a full announcement.

    • StarveBox_One

      XBox VR will not come anytime soon, lol.

    • Asmodai

      If by anytime soon you mean before Project Scorpio then sure. Unless VR completely flops before then you can bet Project Scorpio will get Xbox VR in 2018 if not at launch.

    • Nintengods

      And PSVR is already confirmed to be a low resolution stuttering mess that causes motion sickness

      Bravo $ony Drones. You will shill any turd product as long as it has $ony’s name on it. You are just the same as the xdrones. Racist, stupid morons. In fact, looking at your comment history. You are racist enough to be the $ony version of Mooch, you scumbag.

      This is why $ony and M$ shills need to be purged from the industry.

    • Bad wolf

      LOL, Crackdown 3, Forza 7, killer instinct and don’t forget Scorpio support oculus rift VR way better and Superior form the Sony VR.

    • Nintengods

      Neo will have no exclusives either

      $ony and M$ releasing duds

    • Lex Luger

      I’m so sick of all the misinformation surrounding Xbox Scorpio ok let me set the record straight people for the last time XBOX SCORPIO HAS 6+ teraflops of gpu compute power and a Zen based 8 core cpu and Microsoft has already clarified that developers can use that power anyway they choose whether it’s 4k native resolution or 1080p with maxed out settings locked 60fps okay they also said that if developers wanna create games specifically for the Xbox Scorpio then they can do whatever they want alright trust me their not going to intentionally cripple the power of xbox scorpio just to ensure nobody gets left behind lmao of course xbox scorpio is gonna run games with much higher graphical assets, and settings, and better framerates, etc….. Okay Microsoft hasn’t directly came out n said xbox scorpio will have exclusive games because they don’t wanna upset the current and potential owners and or buyers of the original xbox one and or xbox one S systems but rest assured people the Xbox Scorpio is actually the XBOX 2 but Microsoft isn’t gonna fully unleash anything about the truth until after the newer system has officially launched where then it doesn’t matter what current xbox one or xbox one owners wanna cry about as those systems will already be out in the market and people will already own them and once that happens okay when scorpio launches in 2017 the original xbox one will be 4 years old already and therefore Microsoft will announce that while initially the plan of nobody gets left behind was the plan they’ll then say something along the lines of OKAY GUYS ITS 2017 AND WHY ORIGINALLY THE SCORPIO WAS GONNA BE UTILIZED AROUND THE NOBODY GETS LEFT BEHIND MOTTO THE FACTS ARE ITS 2017 AND THE DEMAND FROM THE DEVELOPERS AND PLAYERS WHO OWN THE XBOX SCORPIO HAVE PUSHED US INTO GIVING THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND THEIR ASKING FOR SCORPIO EXCLUSIVE GAMES AND BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS FAR MORE POWERFUL THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT THE DEVELOPERS WANNA MOVE FORWARD FROM THE OLDER OUTDATED XBOX ONE HARDWARE AND START DEVELOPING MORE ADVANCED SCORPIO EXCLUSIVE GAMES AS THE PLAYERS ANF DEVELOPERS ARE COMPLAINING THAT WERE CONSTRAINING THEM BY NOT ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER N CAPABILITIES OF THE XBOX SCORPIO AND SO MICROSOFT HAVE OFFICIALLY DECIDED TO CHANGE OUR INITIAL ATTITUDE AND GIVE THE GAMERS WHAT THEY WANT WHICH IS TOO MOVE AWAY FROM THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE OLDER XBOX ONE HARDWARE AND ALLOW SCORPIO EXCLUSIVE GAMES TO BE CREATED ANF TRUST ME GUYS THATS EXACTLY HOW ITS GONNA HAPPEN AND THEN EVERYONE WILL START TO FEEL AS THOUGH THEY NEED TO UPGRADE TO THE SCORPIO FOR THE VASTLY SUPERIOR GAMING EXPERIENCE okay so yea don’t think for one second MICROSOFT IS GONNA SPEND ALL THS MONEY ON SUCH AN ADVANCED MACHINE AND THEN JUST GIVE PEOPLE NO REAL REASON TO PURCHASE IT LOL DONT be so gullible guys alright Microsoft is just playing the marketing strategy so that people continue to support and purchase their existing stock of original xbox one consoles and ensure people purhase the intermediary xbox one S so this way Microsoft gets as many units out into the market as possible prior to launching the Xbox Scorpio okay it’s simple guys don’t be hoodwinked as the SCORPIO IS XBOX TWO no question about that guys it is what it is and while the original xbox one and Xbox one S will continue to receive support and 3rd party games with lower settings as to appease the current original xbox one owners THE FACT IS SCORPIO WILL EVENTUALLY WITHIN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS START TO BECOME WHAT XBOX ONE WAS TO XBOX 360 ITS THAT SIMPLE

    • Eddie Battikha

      Sony is switching to 3 year refresh cycles, this way technology isn’t held back and evolution will continue. PS5 at the end of 2019 will run 4K games at 60 fps without breaking a sweat.

    • Asmodai

      I hate to break it to you but If the new hardware can’t have exclusives, i.e. all the games/features have to work on the old consoles, the technology is STILL being held back. To not be held back you need a clear break where games can be developed that not only optionally take advantage of the increased performance but in fact require it. You can of course also have backwards compatibility so the new hardware plays the old games but if the old hardware plays all the new games then the new games are absolutely being held back.

      Also Sony already had a 3 year refresh cycle, that’s nothing new. The PS3 came out in 2006, the PS3 “Slim” came out in 2009, and the PS3 “Super Slim” came out in 2012.

      Oh, and a 10nm PS5 at the end of 2018 will run 4k games at 60fps without breaking a sweat.

    • Eddie Battikha

      U really are foolish, the hardware scaling is easy like on PC from low to Ultra. Im not surprised that u didn’t get I was meaning 3 year hardware refresh cycles. Of course they can have PS5 at the end of 2018 but they won’t cause thatll be a 2 year hardware refresh not 3. Sony has a commanding lead over Xbox, they’re in no need to rush another system unless NEO fails which it wont.

    • Asmodai

      YOU really are foolish. PC games are held back by having to run on lower end hardware as well, they’re just so much more powerful than consoles they still look better. One of the advantages of consoles that makes their comparatively “weak” hardware (when compared to PCs) perform so well compared to an equivalent spec PC is that the console games are written very low level to take advantage of every ounce of power that specific hardware has and NOT have to scale across differently performing hardware.

      You were right about Sony have a 3 year console cycle… WITHIN a single generation as I pointed out with the PS3 hardware refreshes. If you meant across generations then you’re just flat out wrong. The PS3 “Super Slim” was released in 2012 as I stated and the PS4 came out on 2013… only ONE year later.

      You’re right, Sony has a commanding lead right now but I’m talking about a 2018 PS5 launch not a PS5 launch right now. In 2017 Project Scorpio is going to launch and make Neo look weak and Sony is going to need a response. Telling console gamers if they wait one more year they’ll get a better system in 2018… the PS5 will be their response.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Like I said Sony is switching to 3 year hardware refresh cycles, PS5 at the end of 2019 will be running on a 7nm APU from Amd, Mark my Words. U can keep writing multiple paragraphs for nothing, I tell it how it is.

    • Foster Hampton

      You realize that and didn’t develop the 14 nm die it is currently using right?

    • sgt_hammertime

      Your comment doesn’t make sense. PC says hello

    • StarveBox_One

      Neo similar to the One S ?. We know the Neo is real, Sony confirm that much and nothing more, lol.

    • Nintengods

      We know the neo is only a slight upgrade from the P$4

      It offers nothing new that PC gamers haven’t already got and will be at the same framerates as the original P$4 as well.

      $ony doesn’t want to talk about their weak system that is still starved for games. Nintendo’s just going to annihilate them when they announce the NX

    • Foster Hampton

      No Sony has said that the neo will have increased resolution and frame rates

    • Nintengods

      And Digital Foundry found that it’s not going to get much with only a small upgrade to 1440P and still 30FPS in the majority of games.

      Pointless console.

    • Foster Hampton

      Link?

  • kee1haul

    Well they were doing it months ahead of the Xbox One release. I say just desserts.

  • Lex Luger

    Hey guys please excuse my spelling and grammar and or the usage of caps lock below thru my comment as it’s made on my phone n it’s acting a little weird lol but anyways yea let me set the record straight

    I’m so sick of all the misinformation surrounding Xbox Scorpio ok let me set the record straight people for the last time XBOX SCORPIO HAS 6+ teraflops of gpu compute power and a Zen based 8 core cpu and Microsoft has already clarified that developers can use that power anyway they choose whether it’s 4k native resolution or 1080p with maxed out settings locked 60fps okay they already said the developers for the Xbox Scorpio can do whatever they want alright trust me their not going to intentionally cripple the power of xbox scorpio just to ensure nobody gets left behind lmao of course xbox scorpio is gonna run games with much higher graphical assets, and settings, and better framerates, etc….. Okay Microsoft hasn’t directly came out n said xbox scorpio will have exclusive games because they don’t wanna upset the current and potential owners and or buyers of the original xbox one and or xbox one S systems but rest assured people the Xbox Scorpio is actually the XBOX 2 but Microsoft isn’t gonna fully unleash anything about the truth until after the newer system has officially launched where then it doesn’t matter what current xbox one or xbox one owners wanna cry about as those systems will already be out in the market and people will already own them and once that happens okay when scorpio launches in 2017 the original xbox one will be 4 years old already and therefore Microsoft will announce that while initially the plan of nobody gets left behind was the plan they’ll then say something along the lines of OKAY GUYS ITS 2017 AND WHY ORIGINALLY THE SCORPIO WAS GONNA BE UTILIZED AROUND THE NOBODY GETS LEFT BEHIND MOTTO THE FACTS ARE ITS 2017 AND THE DEMAND FROM THE DEVELOPERS AND PLAYERS WHO OWN THE XBOX SCORPIO HAVE PUSHED US INTO GIVING THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND THEIR ASKING FOR SCORPIO EXCLUSIVE GAMES AND BECAUSE THE SYSTEM IS FAR MORE POWERFUL THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT THE DEVELOPERS WANNA MOVE FORWARD FROM THE OLDER OUTDATED XBOX ONE HARDWARE AND START DEVELOPING MORE ADVANCED SCORPIO EXCLUSIVE GAMES AS THE PLAYERS ANF DEVELOPERS ARE COMPLAINING THAT WERE CONSTRAINING THEM BY NOT ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER N CAPABILITIES OF THE XBOX SCORPIO AND SO MICROSOFT HAVE OFFICIALLY DECIDED TO CHANGE OUR INITIAL ATTITUDE AND GIVE THE GAMERS WHAT THEY WANT WHICH IS TOO MOVE AWAY FROM THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE OLDER XBOX ONE HARDWARE AND ALLOW SCORPIO EXCLUSIVE GAMES TO BE CREATED ANF TRUST ME GUYS THATS EXACTLY HOW ITS GONNA HAPPEN AND THEN EVERYONE WILL START TO FEEL AS THOUGH THEY NEED TO UPGRADE TO THE SCORPIO FOR THE VASTLY SUPERIOR GAMING EXPERIENCE okay so yea don’t think for one second MICROSOFT IS GONNA SPEND ALL THS MONEY ON SUCH AN ADVANCED MACHINE AND THEN JUST GIVE PEOPLE NO REAL REASON TO PURCHASE IT LOL DONT be so gullible guys alright Microsoft is just playing the marketing strategy so that people continue to support and purchase their existing stock of original xbox one consoles and ensure people purhase the intermediary xbox one S so this way Microsoft gets as many units out into the market as possible prior to launching the Xbox Scorpio okay it’s simple guys don’t be hoodwinked as the SCORPIO IS XBOX TWO no question about that guys it is what it is and while the original xbox one and Xbox one S will continue to receive support and 3rd party games with lower settings as to appease the current original xbox one owners THE FACT IS SCORPIO WILL EVENTUALLY WITHIN THE FIRST 6 MONTHS START TO BECOME WHAT XBOX ONE WAS TO XBOX 360 ITS THAT SIMPLE


 

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