“We’re confident that we’ll be able to deliver true 4K gaming.”
One of the reasons that the Xbox One Scorpio exists is so that Microsoft can have a console that can truly deliver VR gaming and 4K gaming to the masses- not the upscaled or workaround attempts made by the Xbox One S or the existing Xbox One’s Oculus Rift partnership.
And at the end of the day, it sounds like Microsoft are very confident about the Scorpio’s ability to do just that. Speaking to DualShockers, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg expressed confidence that the Scorpio will be able to deliver true 4K gaming.
“We were really thoughtful about the specs we used to design Project Scorpio, and the focus was on how can we deliver true 4K gaming in the console space,” Greenberg said. “And you’re right. Today 4K gaming exists on the PC, with people who spend a lot of money on super high-end PCs with a wide variety of specs… Thousands of dollars in many cases can get 4K gaming, but it hasn’t existed in the console market.
“How can we bring that at scale to a really big audience in the console space, is what I’m excited about. To be able to bring six teraFLOPS of GPU power to the console space, is a massive amount of power.
“We’re confident that we’ll be able to deliver true 4K gaming with that, and that performance power is gonna bring great games to our fans in the console market.
“A lot of those developers that are building those games today, are already doing 4K on PC. Our internal studios… We got Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, all being built today as great graphical showcases on the PC, and so that work is already existing, but the performance power is not there yet in the console space, and we’ll obviously be bringing that next year.”
In the end, the Scorpio is looking to be a beast of a console, so I am pretty excited to see it deliver on the promise of 4K and VR. For those who want those things now, however, the PS4 NEO with PSVR and the Xbox One S promise to be your best bets.