“I really believe in 4K and HDR,” says Microsoft’s Albert Penello.
Microsoft’s commitment to 4K content is crystal clear. The company’s next big steps are to support native 4K content not only for movie playback but also for video game content. The Xbox One S already has a 4K player and it only makes sense that Microsoft will include it in Scorpio.
However, Microsoft’s Albert Penello isn’t really confirming it at this point. When asked whether Scorpio will have 4K Blu-ray player he replied with the following: “We haven’t announced anything specifically on that. You could assume that would be our intent, but we don’t have anything specific on that,” he stated to EuroGamer.
He also spoke about the importance of including a 4K Blu Ray player in its devices. “It largely was driven on two things: one, a personal belief in 4K. This will be an interesting that the next time you and I chat we can continue to have. We don’t sign up for every media format change. There has been a lot of SmartTV stuff and 3D, and they didn’t really set the world on fire. I really believe in 4K and HDR. I have one myself. I thought I was going to regret it. I think it’s as meaningful an upgrade as it was going from SD to HD, when you start seeing the native 4K content. And so we were just really bullish on it.”
Judging by those statements, it’s safe to assume that the Xbox Scorpio will have a 4K Blu-ray player otherwise it won’t fit into their new found 4K vision.