Xbox One Games Like Halo 5 Will Be Able To Scale Their Resolution Up On Scorpio, Says Phil Spencer

A patch would be required, of course, but it could happen.

Posted By | On 15th, Jun. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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The Xbox One Scorpio represents a paradigm shift for how we think of game consoles, and how we approach the idea of console generations. The new system is powerful enough to present a generational leap over the Xbox One, but its intercompatibility with the existing Xbox hardware means it’s hard to figure out where to slot it, exactly.

The one thing we can be sure of is that it can very effectively play the part of an enhanced Xbox One. So much so, in fact, that existing games, and not just new ones designed for the Scorpio spec, could run better on the Scorpio than they do on the original Xbox One. In an interview with GamesIndustry, Phil Spencer hinted as much.

“There are games that were written on Xbox One, and we continue to evangelize this tech of dynamic scaling – Halo 5’s a good example – when Halo 5 runs it wants to max out at 1080p/60 frames per second or highest resolution/60 frames per second,” he said. “As scenes get more complex, the vertical resolution will shrink… to keep the 60 frames per second.

“When that same game’s running on Scorpio, because of the compute capability, it’s effectively is going to run at its max resolution the whole time. And so you will see advantages like that when your Xbox One games are running on Scorpio. So that’s why we continue to talk to developers about dynamic scaling because I think as compute capability goes up on the hardware, they kind of get it for free. Now, it’s not going to make Halo 5 run with 4K pixels. The frame buffer is not a 4K frame buffer for the game. But it will run more solidly. And certain developers might go back and decide if they’ve built a 4K version for PC already for some of their games, they might go back and decide to enable a 4K version for the Scorpio Xbox when it launches.”

So- as long as developers patch it in, existing games could greatly benefit from Scorpio’s advanced technology, too. Basically, at that point, if you want to buy a new Xbox One, you might as well just wait for Scorpio to release next holiday season, rather than buying an inferior model now.


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  • Doggystyle

    “if you want to buy a new Xbox One, you might as well just wait for Scorpio to release next holiday season, rather than buying an inferior model now”.

    Oops. So much for the Xbox One slim’s projected sales boost. It sounds like MS just shot themselves in the foot again with that early announcement. They are terrible at PR these days.

    • SpeakTruthAlways

      Tell me about it. They should keep the gaming-talk and tech-talk seperated between the executives and the engineers, like Sony does.

    • Donald Graham

      Sony, as a whole, is not exactly doing great on the business front. Xbox is doing significantly better in the US then PlayStation is. I

    • Doggystyle

      Agreed.

    • Starman

      And you are the biggest Fangirl I’ve come across lately … oh almost forgot …STFU !

    • Starman

      Both of you sound like 2 little giddy girls … “like Sony does” …ha ha ha ….I guess Shawn Laden is a tech guy …STFU…

    • HaCkEr_Fc

      “So much for the Xbox One slim’s projected sales boost. It sounds like MS
      just shot themselves in the foot again with that early announcement.”

      Not really. Xbox One S will be the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player on the market this year with HDR support. This for me is a system seller

    • Starman

      TY … he’s just salty that NEO will suck … no matter what they do….

    • Mark

      Actually the S model is doing decent on Amazon

    • Starman

      Doing great ! actually ..

  • Mark

    Or I could grab an S model with 4k player, and HDR for games, then trade in next yr for the Scorpio….

  • Mr Xrat

    But it still has to be patched.

    LOL

    There’s always an asterisk with Microsoft.

    • Starman

      Your mother what ?

    • One With Shadows

      What an ingenious and original comeback! Man you are good at this.

    • PCMR Truth™ #BlockMeIWin

      You would knw all about asterisks since you are used to them*

      *Also on PC

      🙂

  • andy

    And can it fix the issue where characters/enemies are animated at 30fps when they get 5 feet away from you ingame?

    • Starman

      Ummmm , sorry that’s what PS4 does fangirl … facts. You fangirls crack me up … do you dummies get paid to look stupid ? Only naive , ignorant(and I don’t mean that in a derogatory way) …would believe that crap you’re spewing … so STFU ……

    • PCMR Truth™ #BlockMeIWin

      Can it fix the Stutterstation 4 running it’s games at 24FPS?

  • Starman

    “But it could happen”?
    Phill said it is ..and so it is … not maybe … not “IT COULD HAPPEN”
    It is happening , and it will … so STFU salty @$$ fangirls …. NEO will suck …and all of you dummies will buy that crap …

  • Troy Marcel

    343 are most likely getting things ready to patch it to 4k since being a Microsoft studio, not so sure about the others though. Would love to see Ryse in 4k


 

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