It seems like very little restrictions exist on developers when it comes to Scorpio.
While Sony, it sounds, had a lot of guidelines for developers on how to utilize the extra power that is available in the PS4 Pro for their games, it doesn’t sound like Microsoft will be putting much limitations or restrictions on developers for their upcoming Xbox One Scorpio at all.
Speaking on Twitter (via NeoGAF), Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed that developers and publishers will have full freedom to choose how they want to utilize all that extra power in the new console. “Publishers will decide how they want to upgrade, we will work with them to ensure platform supports their plans,” he said.
He also confirmed that Scorpio will greatly benefit from current PC development. “Most devs are already targeting higher specs with their PC builds,” Spencer said. “Teams have art assets and engine to use power. For shipped games that later come to Scorpio I’d expect teams would bring PC builds tuned for 6TF GPUs on PC.”
Of course, in practice, Scorpio is unlikely to be too different from how the PS4 Pro will turn out, especially since it, too, bans Scorpio exclusives entirely- but at least the benefits and enhancements to existing games should be more substantial, if nothing else.