Yes, you read that right.
As far as console gaming goes, we have some pretty interesting years ahead of us. Other than the fact that the PS4 Pro is launching this November, we will also see Microsoft launching the Xbox Scorpio next year. In the recent light of events where Sony revealed that the PS4 Pro will “upscale” most of its games in 4K, Microsoft have stated Scorpio will render games in “native” 4k content.
I an interview with USA Today, Microsoft’s Loftis revealed that the company is already looking into Virtual Reality options and how they can boost visual quality of their games and that they are making sure they are rendered in 4K native resolution. “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K,” she stated.
Microsoft boasts that the Scorpio will be a “monster” of a console and will feature 6-teraflops of GPU power, with support for high-fidelity VR gaming along with a jump to 320GB/s of memory bandwidth. Both the Pro and Scorpio are set to kick off the iterative console cycle which possibly promises to end the concept of generations in the console cycle.