While the Xbox One Scorpio still doesn’t really have a solid release date yet, Microsoft’s industrial design team has said that the Xbox One Scorpio internal tech will include a PSU and a 4K DVR capture device. This is partially similar to the Xbox One Slim, which came out late last year.
This means that owners of the Scorpio won’t have to deal with the bulky power brick that has been on every Xbox, since the PSU is an internal power supply that removes the need for a power brick.
However, Microsoft’s efforts at 4K for the Scorpio are also going to be improved.
The Xbox One Scorpio internal tech also includes HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K streams for things such Netflix, just like the Xbox One S. It will also be using HEVC for for encoding 2160p, 60 fps resolution for game DVR recording and streaming. This will allow Xbox gamers that are streaming or capturing on the console to have much better resolution and framerate on their gameplay videos.
Even before the Xbox One Scorpio internal tech was revealed, Microsoft has been working with its Beam service to test out streaming in 4K for some time, and with that in mind people will be able to stream in 4K and 60 frames per second without any trouble, regardless of platform.
The Xbox One Scorpio’s capture software could allow players and would-be Let’s Players to be able to save money from the often very expensive capture cards that normally allow players to record gameplay.
This will be even more relevant for 4K Let’s Players, since 4K capture cards are very rare and even more expensive than regular ones.
With all of this new information, the Xbox One Scorpio may very well be an even bigger success than the Playstation 4 Pro, Sony’s own attempt at making a 4K console.