There will indeed be a 1080p Xbox Scorpio option for Xbox gamers that want to own Microsoft’s upcoming premium console, but lack various things like a 4K TV in order to get the most of it. According to Xbox president Phil Spencer, people with 1080p displays can also play it.
One of the chief complaints of the Xbox One is that it didn’t have better graphics than the Playstation 4, which is one of the reasons (aside from more exclusives and less controversy on its announcement) that the Playstation 4 has sold better than the Xbox One.
Both the Xbox One Scorpio and the Playstation 4 Pro are supposed to be 4K, though with the tech requirements that you need to get them to run at their full potential (most importantly a 4K TV) some people may be hesitant to spend money on it. However, there is also a 1080p Xbox Scorpio visual option, so if you only have a 1080p TV, you’ll still be able to play the Scorpio and have it look amazing.
One of the chief concerns for Microsoft with the Scorpio is that it runs all of its games well. Considering the problems that the Playstation 4 Pro has had with running some of its games (with some complaints saying that it runs some Playstation 4 games worse than a Playstation 4), having two different visuals can be a big help for developers.
Microsoft aims to show a lot more information about the Scorpio when E3 rolls around in the middle of June, and there we’ll be able to see the advantages that it has over the regular Xbox One. If a 1080p Xbox Scorpio resolution is possible, along with better anti-aliasing and a higher framerate, the Scorpio may be a worthy competitor to the Playstation 4 Pro after all.
The Xbox One Scorpio is supposed to be releasing sometime around the holidays of this year.