Microsoft still confident in face of PS4 Pro reveal.
Even with Sony unveiling the PS4 Pro and promising more than 4 teraflops of computing power, Microsoft has reaffirmed its claim that Project Scorpio will be the most powerful console yet.
Xbox Senior director of product management Albert Penello told IGN that, “I believe that the difference between what we’re going to deliver with Scorpio from a performance perspective and PS4 Pro will be obvious to customers. I believe we have the best value this holiday, and I think we’re going to have the most powerful box next year.”
“I think for $299 the Xbox One S with 4K Blu-Ray, with HDR, with the upgraded controller with Bluetooth, and the new design, I think we’ve got a killer product that beats their PS4 Slim on the low end. I think that for people who care about the absolute maximum in performance, we said at E3 we’re going to be launching the most powerful console ever made. That is still true.”
“We were very confident when we made the announcement. It was kind of a bold thing to say, given the rumors that were out there. And I’m more confident today that we’re going to have the most powerful console ever made.”
As for HDR – which will be heading to all PS4 platforms including the upcoming PS4 Slim next week – Penello says that “right now, we are only supporting HDR on Xbox One S and on Scorpio.” What are your thoughts on Project Scorpio and PS4 Pro? Let us know below.