Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is something that took us by surprise at E3. We knew something was coming but it being 4K compatible? That was a major hit.
Project Scorpio will release in Fall 2017 and Microsoft claims there won’t be any exclusive titles released for the platform. All games will be playable across Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox 4K aka Project Scorpio. However, developers are already future proofing their games for 4K.
So we may see some of the current games re-released in 4K for Project Scorpio.
Project Scorpio is Future Proof
Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, Microsoft Studios’ General Manager Shannon Loftis stated:
Many of our developers are already doing it – they’re already working to bring 4K gaming to the PC environment. We can use the work they’ve done and bring that to console. We can make sure that, through the Windows 10 development environment, they can put one or two features into a game to future proof it against Scoprio. Taking advantage of dynamic scaling and things like that, a game they make for Xbox One today will run beautifully on S and run beautifully and look better on Scorpio.
In the same interview, Phil Spencer was also present and replied to Sony’s jab at Project Scorpio. Sony’s Jim Ryan stated that PlayStation 4 Neo reveal won’t just be about trodding off specs; referring to Microsoft’s Project Scorpio reveal at E3.
In reply, Spencer took a shot at PlayStation VR.
I will say, we’re very focused on console games and what console gamers want, and I see VR as something different. Like, other people might try to say, ‘VR is the future of console gaming.’ I’m not saying that. I’m saying if you’re an Xbox One console gamer, we are so focused on making your experience the best experience you’ve ever had with the best lineup of games. We’re not getting distracted.
The year 2017 will see an outright war between the two companies and 4K in the battleground!