Electronic Arts, Take-Two, and Ubisoft have all reacted positively to the reveal of the Xbox One Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo, calling them an incredibly positive evolution of consoles and console development cycles. While the Playstation 4 Neo has been confirmed by Sony, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One Scorpio and the Xbox One S at E3 a few weeks ago.
Both the Xbox One Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo are breaking into the 4K resolution market, with both of the consoles each showing 4K resolution in a different area.
The Xbox One Scorpio will be using its 4K for videos, while the Playstation 4 Neo will be able to play games on 4K as well. However, the Scorpio is also able to play games in 4K resolution. The decision to make it that way, however, is up the developers.
This is in contrast to the Playstation 4 Neo, where developers will have to make a 4K version of the game.
The presidents of both Microsoft and Sony have both said that the Xbox One Scorpio and Playstation 4 Neo will both not be replacing the original Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles, but if Microsoft and Sony continue to develop both consoles then we may be looking at a constantly evolving console market as each company makes new consoles to try and outdo the other.
The Xbox One Scorpio may have the advantage though. Considering that it has 6 teraflops of processing power in contrast to whatever the Playstation 4 Neo has, the Scorpio can probably handle more memory and more resolution than the Playstation 4 Neo, provided that it uses more of its power for actually making the games work smoothly instead of using some of it to make native 4K.
Regardless of which console ends up reigning supreme, it’s likely that with the rise of 4K gaming will include games that will look better than ever before.