In the current generation of consoles Xbox One has been struggling from the start, while some devs think the lack of gaming content was the reason behind it and some think that Xbox One itself was a step backward for Microsoft.
Speaking with Gamasutra, The Coalition’s Mike Raynor was asked about the Xbox One and according to him, the console felt like Microsoft has taken a step back but praised the company for the upcoming Scorpio.
When I first started working with Xbox One, I was a little bit disappointed. It kind of felt like we’d really taken a step back. And I’ve seen that evolve, and improve constantly since we’ve launched, but with what we’re doing with Scorpio, it’s now very pleasurable to work with. From a developer standpoint, when you think about Xbox One, Xbox One S and now with Scorpio, a lot of development for us is similar to PC. And we kind of think of PC as kind of the ultimate platform in terms of scalability.
While Scorpio is being praised by many devs, Microsoft is yet to reveal the price for the console which is the main point that will determine its success or failure.
According to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, Scorpio’s price will be $399. However, he added that even this might not be low enough as Sony might discount its PS4 Pro when Scorpio launches and Microsoft has to price its console competitively.
This might not be low enough, particularly if PS4 Pro drops before holiday 2017, but Microsoft has to price competitively or fall farther behind.
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