If you’re one of those people that’s aiming to buy an Xbox One Scorpio and play games on it, you’ll be without at least one. BioWare has said that they currently don’t have plans for an Xbox One Scorpio version of Mass Effect Andromeda, though that leaves some room open for a version.
Mass Effect Andromeda is supposed to come out roughly around the same time as the Scorpio, so there may actually be a good reason as to why it’s likely that the game will be on the Playstation 4 Pro (since it was showcased running in 4K at the Playstation event that officially announced the Pro) but not the Scorpio: release date shenanigans.
The Xbox One Scorpio is scheduled to come out sometime in the holiday area of 2017, so considering that the Scorpio is either coming out very close to Andromeda or several months after it, the fact that there won’t be a Scorpio version of Mass Effect Andromeda is self-explanatory: BioWare can’t develop a title for a platform if they don’t know how it works yet.
All the same, Mass Effect Andromeda not being available on the premium version of the Xbox One console just puts another force into the Playstation 4 Pro’s corner over the Xbox One.
Considering how popular the Mass Effect series is, even after the debacle that was the ending of Mass Effect 3, the Playstation 4 Pro may end up shifting a lot more systems than Microsoft will due to there not being a Scorpio version of Mass Effect Andromeda yet.
Either way, Mass Effect Andromeda is most likely going to be one of the best-selling games of 2017 when it comes out, and regardless of how it looks on either console it’s likely that a lot of people are going to buy it, whether or not they have one of the premium models of a console.