Stardock CEO On Whether Xbox Scorpio’s CPU Will Hold It Back, 12GB RAM Will Increase PC Requirements In Future

High end PC game developers will be setting their memory requirements higher in the future due to Scorpio.

Posted By | On 02nd, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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A couple of weeks ago, Brad Wardell, the CEO of Stardock Studios had some interesting comments to share about the Xbox Scorpio. According to Wardell, the 12GB of memory present in the Scorpio will not impose any technical limit for games development in the future and that it will take a couple of years for developers to full realize the potential of the new hardware.

We decided to folloup with Wardell about these comments and asked him a couple of questions regarding the Scorpio. It’s well known by now that Scorpio has a ton of memory on board (12GB in total and 8GB of that is available for games). So does this mean that high-end PC game developers such as Stardock Studios, will now be setting their  PC memory requirements even higher in the future due to Scorpio offering even higher memory allocations? Wardell confirmed to GamingBolt that they will be indeed doing so.

This is certainly interesting because current gen-games on PC target anywhere from 8-16 GB on a modern gaming PC, and much of that shift to higher memory has been driven by the PS4 and Xbox One. Given that both PS4 and Xbox One had 8GB of memory, it ensured that most game developers can set even higher requirements for their games on PC and with the Scorpio the trend is only going to continue.

The Scorpio has undergone minor but noticeable improvements on the CPU front but Microsoft’s push for DirectX12 for GPU seems to have done a lot of good for the console’s GPU. In light of this statement, we asked whether the somewhat mediocre improvement in CPU will hold back the Scorpio? Wardell stated that this won’t be the case since this is where DirectX12 will come into the picture. While confirming the CPU won’t hold back the Scorpio, Wardell stated that, “DX12 takes the burden off the CPU.”

The Xbox Scorpio doesn’t have a price or a release date yet. Heck, it doesn’t even have an official name! But all of that will most likely be revealed at this year’s E3. But in the meantime, what are your thought’s on Wardell’s comments? Let us know below.


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  • Mr Xrat

    Retarded woodpecker confusing a analyst’s guessing for what people want. What a surprise!

    • Smart guy

      Keep using ur ghost accounts for those extra likes because no one actually agrees with u lol

  • Mr Xrat

    They’ll be able to aim a little higher, but it’ll all still be held back until the Xbone turd is finally purged from the system in a few years.

    Great to see Wardell still hawking DX12 as well. “Bu bu but it’s custom!!!” It’s a Jaguar, Xgimps. Guess you gotta wait until next gen.

    • Smart guy

      Custom jag is better the the none custom puss semi pro lol

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    • Fweds

      You need to take a break away from your computer, since Scorpio was announced your damage control is just getting ridiculous and embarrassing.

      And maybe you should cut down on how many fake Upvotes you give yourself and any other fanboy who posts anything negative about Scorpio.
      The same Ghost name Upvotes were not so obvious on 4 or 5 but now you have pulled it to 20 to 30 I don’t think anyone will be fooled.

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep being a paranoid mongoloid, Xgimp child.

    • Fweds

      I’m paranoid ! Really so what does that make you ?

    • Smart guy

      Makes him a puss boy 🙂

    • Cenk Algu

      It is still way more powerful than yourt PRO haha

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL, you got these fools breaking the glass on the fire box and calling for help.

    • Smart guy

      You are irrelevant to this post and life 🙂

    • Luke Skywalker

      Does Intel integrated graphics hold back PC gaming?

    • C. Hoffer

      Well said.
      Should also ask them about Windows 7 limitations vs Windows 10 and how it affects PC gaming.
      Or the fact that a lot of PC’s are still sitting on 720p (13×7)!

    • JC

      It’s not held back anymore than a low-end PC holds back a $5k liquid nitrogen cooled gaming rig. They’ll just have graphical sliders like PC. SMH…

  • Alistein

    I would say your site is beginning to get toxic. Just a few weeks ago an untrue story regarding Ready at Dawn was written without any investigation or research and then quickly taken down even IGN and Gamespot did not have those articles and now there is a constant negativity tone in these news article. If this is a business push it certainly is degrading.

  • Robotix

    It’s to soon for new systems” development cost for todays current console and Pc have to be recouped’ and there’s the development of new game engines.
    When i see Scorpio i see Sega CD and Jaguar…

  • Rhubarb for my Pony

    Sometimes the truth hurts. Here is what Sony offers me….
    No native 4k games (some as low as 720p on the pro), no back compat, a $500 PSVR lie, inferior multiplats, no upgrade to shader model 6 textures, no improvements on 1080p TVs, no EA access, gimped mod support, no 4k 60fps game capture, no dedicated servers, no game pass downloading service, no 4k bluray, no digital refunds….and NO MULTIPLAYER GAMES as good as Xbox’s.

    Scorpio is mine

  • LordCancer Kain

    it is like the twilight zone here. wardell, stardock do not make games for xbox…or any console ever in the history of ever. gaming bolt axe like they do and you damn morons argue about it like it matters what this fool says.


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