Xbox One Scorpio Will Get Exclusive Games After All- But Only VR Games

That sounds like a reasonable solution.

Posted By | On 18th, Aug. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Microsoft stated earlier this year that the Xbox One Scorpio would not be getting any exclusive games- after all, the point of the console is that it maintains compatibility with the existing Xbox One systems on the market. Having exclusives would undermine that entirely. However, at that time, we did wonder how Microsoft planned on using the Scorpio to push 4K and especially VR gaming, given that the existing Xbox One is too weak for that.

As it turns out, the answer is that Microsoft’s earlier remark wasn’t entirely accurate- while Xbox One Scorpio games will, for the most part, be compatible with existing Xbox One consoles, there will be some Xbox One Scorpio exclusives after all. Specifically, VR games for Scorpio will be exclusive only to that console.

“We said we’re not going to have console-exclusive games for Project Scorpio,” said Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg to Engadget. “It’s one ecosystem — whether you have an Xbox One S or Project Scorpio, we don’t want anyone to be left behind,” said Greenberg. “Now, with the power and capabilities we have, we’ll be able to do high-fidelity VR. Now, that space, we don’t think of that as console gaming, we think of that as high-fidelity VR, and so with the VR experiences those will be new things that you will get on Project Scorpio.”

This sounds like a rather fair solution to the problem to me: all Xbox One Scorpio games will run on all Xbox One systems, except for VR games, which can’t run on older Xbox One units, because the standard Xbox One systems don’t support VR. No one gets left behind- except for those who want VR. In which case purchasing a new Xbox One is not an unreasonable ask- even Sony has VR users buy a new VR headset, after all!

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  • Marc Grierson

    “No one gets left behind- except for those who want VR. In which case purchasing a new Xbox One is not an unreasonable ask- even Sony has VR users buy a new VR headset”

    What does that even mean?? XD it’s not even close. Msoft will want you to buy a VR headset and a new xbox Scorpio, fpr psvr you don’t need a new ps4 just a headset. Completely different.

    I’m not saying it’s a bad thing by any stretch the console was never marketed as a VR enabled console (original xb1) so it’s not a dig but the end paragraph isn’t needed at all. Ps4 if you already own is clearly the better VR deal.

  • cweb1988

    Well obviously……

  • Doggystyle

    Here they are again throwing their phony VR marketing scheme out there to thwart all the impending launch information for Sony’s PSVR, and the associated advertising that will start coming within the next month or so.

    “Hey everybody, look at us, look at us, we’re gonna have VR too sometime in the next 5 yrs from now on our new Xbox One Scorpio. I know we said just a month ago that we don’t have any exclusive games in development, but we lied. Now we’re gonna have exclusive VR games. You gotta believe is. We’re gonna have VR too. We really are!”

    • Michael

      Stop crying, pony.

    • Psionicinversion

      of course VR is going be only for scorpio cus the X1 is far to under powered to run real VR unlike PS4’s hack job versions

    • Nintengods

      PSVR is 720P

      It killed itself. Just like you will when the Neo and PSVR blunder and die 🙂

  • Mr Xrat

    They’re still trying to figure out what the point of Shitpio is supposed to be. Oh well, maybe they’ll have a clue by the new year.

    • Nintengods

      Meanwhile P$4 Neo is 1080P 30FPS for $599. Coming this year. And you need it for PSVR

      At least $ony is making it easy for Nintendo to obliterate them out of the industry. And no one will miss $ony, ever 🙂


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