Witcher Dev On Xbox One Scorpio Price: ‘I Think They’ll Keep The Prices The Way They Always Have’
He also discusses whether his studio has started development on the new console yet.
The Xbox One Scorpio was announced at E3 this year, and we got to see what Microsoft claimed would be the most powerful console ever created. With 6 TFLOPs of processing power, and a return to the kind of legacy that gave us (for their time) extremely powerful machines such as the original Xbox and the Xbox 360, the Xbox One Scorpio looks like a response to all the criticism the Xbox One has endured since launch, in the face of the more powerful PS4.
But this absurd overpowering of the hardware has also led to some concerns by fans, concerns that the new console might end up being far too expensive. Speaking to Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, Gwent’s Narrative Designer at CD Projekt RED, GamingBolt decided to pose the question of Scorpio’s cost- and on his part, Tomaszkiewicz doesn’t seem too worried.
“No I don’t think [it’ll cost too much]. I think they’ll keep the prices the way they always have. It’s still sometime in the future,” he said. He also explained that CD Projekt RED haven’t yet begun development on Scorpio- they only learned about it the same time that everyone else did, during Microsoft’s E3 presser. “To be honest, I learned about it at the Microsoft conference,” Tomaszkiewicz admitted.
Personally, I am inclined to agree with him. Microsoft is a rich company, and will probably be willing to take a loss on the Xbox One Scorpio hardware like they always have, to be able to deliver a very powerful console at an affordable price- and if that does end up happening, then the console market is about to get very, very interesting indeed.