Microsoft Execs: Scorpio Won’t Have FPS Counter, Front Panel Buttons For Developer Customization

Not happening, frame rate lovers.

Posted By | On 08th, May. 2017 Under News


Recently a video of the dev kit for Project Scorpio has been doing the rounds. Obviously dev kits are not the final version of a console’s design. However, some publications- whether tongue in cheek or not – wanted Microsoft to include the FPS counter on the front of the console.

Albert Penello, senior director of product management and planning at Microsoft, chimed in on NeoGAF and responded that, “Obviously reading it, it’s a bit of a joke. But this isn’t something you should expect us to do on a consumer unit.” As an aside, when a NeoGAF user asked what the 1234 buttons on the front were for, Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Isgreen noted that they were,”Developer customizable functions.”

Project Scorpio is slated to be revealed at Microsoft’s E3 2017 presser on June 11th. We’ve already seen how games like Forza Motorsport 6 run but how much will it cost? What will it look like? All this and more will be revealed in the coming month so stay tuned.


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