Not a day goes by that we don’t hear more about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Scorpio, their planned upgrade to the Xbox One, that will be the most powerful console ever made. Microsoft are planning on pushing the best, most high end specs into the console market ever- in fact, that seems to be the very point of the Scorpio.
‘Here we are, three years into the generation, and we also have gamers saying, “Hey, I want the most power, I want the best experience possible,” and that’s what Project Scorpio is all about,’ Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg said in an interview with IGN. ‘It will be the most powerful console ever made. It will deliver 4K gaming to people in the living room on their TVs that they have not experienced before. So today, a lot of people who are spending thousands of dollars on high end PCs are able to experience 4K gaming, sure, but to be able to bring that at scale to the living room, to the console market, is what Scorpio is all about.’
Of course, while 6 TFLOPs is a whole lot, it will be interesting to see wether or not it is enough to truly deliver the kind of native 4K gaming that Microsoft are promising, or if it will end up being more like the kind of upscaled 4K the PS4 Pro pushes.