Xbox One Scorpio ‘Looks Powerful Enough To Support VR And Have It Look Good’ – ARK: Survival Evolved Dev

The Scorpio may be able to deliver full fledged VR experiences without compromises, developer believes.

Posted By | On 05th, Jan. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Microsoft have made it a point to establish that the Xbox One Scorpio will be extremely powerful. The most powerful console ever made, when it launches later this year; a ‘beast’, in fact. And with a 6TFLOPs GPU, it is not hard to see why they are making those claims.

Nonetheless, some of Microsoft’s stated ambitions with the system – such as being able to deliver native 4K gaming, or being able to deliver native VR gaming – have seemed a bit lofty, even with the Scorpio’s specs. But Jeremy Stieglitz of Studio Wildcard, known best for being the folks behind ARK: Survival Evolved, doesn’t think so- at the very least, he thinks that the Scorpio should be able to deliver native VR gaming, and even have it look good.

“It looks plenty powerful enough (for VR) to support it and have it look really good, it’s just a matter of getting our hands on the console and seeing what we can achieve with it,” Stieglitz said to Express in an interview. “For us we’re still very experimental with Virtual Reality in ARK, I do not think the VR support we have now is anywhere near the final implementation. It’s quite basic and is something us to gather feedback to help us work out what to do with it. It’s there for the Oculus Rift and we’re hoping to do something a little different with the Vive. And whatever Microsoft are doing with the Scorpio is a little further out but it’s definitely going to be on our radar when we get a development unit to start working with.”

Of course, this one isn’t as much of a stretch- for instance, even the PS4 Pro can deliver excellent VR experiences, and it is significantly weaker than the Scorpio will be. Regardless, it will be interesting to see what kinds of VR experiences Microsoft looks at pushing with the Scorpio.

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  • Bad wolf

    More tears from the Sony camp.

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  • Troy Marcel

    not a fan of VR so could care less really

    • Mark

      Me too. But what if the Scorpio ran Resident Evil 7 in 4K with VR, or some high quality horror game with VR….would u be interested?

    • Troy Marcel


    • Mark
    • Troy Marcel

      If you like VR so be it, I’m just not a fan of putting things over my head. E3 will be interesting.

    • Mark

      Did u check out the pic? I’m not a big fan of VR myself. But the AMD Ryzen booth with Scorpio looks interesting

    • Troy Marcel

      Yeah I saw that, hopefully it means good things are on the way.

  • XbotMK1

    There isn’t going to be any huge differences with VR on Scorpio. This is because the VR game resolution and framerate is limited by the resolution, specs, and price of the headset. A 1080p headset can only output 1080p.

    Now when are you going to write an article about how Microsoft is forcing developers and their customers to buy a whole new expensive “niche” console for a half-@ssed 3rd party VR all because they didn’t design the regular Xbox One for VR and because they’re trying to rip off Sony? We know you won’t Pramath because you’re a hypocrite and a Microsoft shill.

    Judging by the rumors about Scorpio having a different CPU and the rumors that Microsoft will be forcing devs to develope their games for the “niche” Scorpio first (which can screw over developers and Xbox One owners), it looks like Microsoft is trying to abandon the Xbox One after four years like they did with the original Xbox because it was a money losing failure. But the PS4 Pro may have thrown a wrench in Microsoft’s plan which would explain Microsoft’s desperate PR and marketing behavior recently.

  • archfiendx

    So Microsoft is just copying Sony and Pramath is still shilling for Microsoft?
    Thats been the trend the past two-three years.


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