‘We Won’t Lose Sight Of Current Machines Because Of Xbox Scorpio,’ Says Hi-Rez Studios’ Developer

Which was to be expected.

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

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The Xbox One Scorpio may be the most powerful console ever made when it releases later this year, but in the end, the bulk of the market will still be tied up in less powerful machines, such as the PS4, Xbox One, and PS4 Pro. So of course, it sounds like developers will want to ensure they are still hitting those consoles and hitting them well- while they would like to make full use of the Scorpio and all that it has to offer, it can’t come at the expense of the bulk of the market.

This is what Rory Newbrough, the lead designer at Hi-Rez Studios, had to say on the matter when he was chatting exclusively with us. When we asked him this question, Newbrough pointed out that they would not lose sight of the lower end machines, just because higher end options were available.

“We like to develop from the bottom up, ensuring the low end machines and last generation hardware performs its best with the game,” he said. “The Scorpio brings an opportunity to take advantage of our ultra or enthusiast level settings, but we won’t lose sight of those of us who still hang on to their current machines.”

Which sounds good, on the whole- it means they hit the largest portion of the market possible. But there’s still a part of me that feels as though Microsoft really missed a beat here by not making the Scorpio a full fledged next generation successor to the Xbox One.

Furthermore, these statements by Newbrough doesn’t confirm that Paladins is coming to Xbox Scorpio, PS4 or Xbox One but they told us that they have a team that looks after console development and that they hope to share some news on a potential console version in the future.

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  • Mark

    Ultra settings confirmed!!!

    • Luke Skywalker

      Same thing I was thinking when I read that

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  • Sp4ctr0

    I believe that Read Read Redemption 2 will push Scorpio hardware to its limits. We all remember what Rockstar do in GTA5 on Xbox 360. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/396d5b125e22c7778e851997ab2215455a89cae655f160cacca61dc18ebb40df.jpg

    • Mr Xrat

      “I didn’t read the article”

    • MickaelSuarez

      No Ryzen, No Vega for the Scorpio.
      From Jez Corden, the CPU could be a puma.
      The GPU will be based on Polaris.

  • B Kool

    Not interested in Scorpio unless there is significant VR support.

    • Mike

      VR seems to be losing steam as quickly as its engines got started. It was wise for Microsoft to take a wait and see approach regarding VR. Nice to see that some companies didn’t mind being the guinea pig, though.

  • Mr Xrat

    Oh look, a developer telling us what we already know.

    Looking forward to more Xgimp denial.

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      Nope, you don’t know. Shadow of War developer is telling us that his game will be 4K on Scorpio.

    • MaeseDude

      ? So? That is to be expected. If there is even one game NOT running in 4K on the Scorpio, Microsoft will get burned badly for it. But that still does not change the fact that the same game will also be built for the old Xbox One, which is basically what the dude in this article said – and we all already knew.

    • Evil_Annie_2015

      Not sure if you are talking about the dev or the OP. If it’s the dev then yes, technically we all know the Xbox One will not be left behind because MS already confirmed that. The great thing is that third party developers will have the option to target any resolution they desire, but what’s better is that Shadow of War is the first third party title that will be in native 4K (according to them) on the Scorpio which will set the bar for other studios to match in terms of resolution.

  • XBGameON

    “…doesn’t confirm that Paladins is coming to Xbox Scorpio, PS4 or Xbox One…”

    Paladins IS coming to PS4 and Xbox One. I’ve been playing it on Xbox One on the beta phase for quite a while now.

  • Evil_Annie_2015

    Well, if he only worked for a AAA studio, then he would be excited for more power.


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