Existing Xbox One titles will load a lot faster, says Albert Penello.
Details regarding Project Scorpio’s potency continue to emerge. Microsoft’s head of product development Albert Penello recently spoke to Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb on the latter’s podcast to discuss Scorpio’s hard drive.
As per Penello, “The hard drive in Scorpio provides about 50% more throughput than the hard drive in the existing Xbox, and that’s because we didn’t want load times to be terrible when you’re loading these big 4K textures. So we did a lot of work on a custom hard drive in our console.”
This will result in even base Xbox One titles reaping the benefits of Scorpio. “The nice thing about that is when I’m loading 1080p textures, the load times are much faster. So just by putting an Xbox One game in the Scorpio, your games are gonna load faster. Now, I think everybody knows today, load times vary from game to game, but all your load times are gonna be a lot faster on Scorpio for the existing games.”
Project Scorpio doesn’t have a price point but we do know that it will release during the holiday season. Stay tuned for more details en route to Microsoft’s E3 presser.