Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is still a year away; however, the tech giant has already started making some bold claims about the upcoming console’s computing power. Unlike most of the games running on Sony’s PlayStation Pro 4, which upscale to 4K instead of running natively, the Xbox maker has assured that there will be no such trickery involved with its own titles.
Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager, Shannon Loftis announced the news in an interview yesterday.
“Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K,” Loftis said in her statement.
Loftis didn’t reveal which games are going to be natively rendered at 4K. This is obvious as there is around a year, before project Scorpio makes its debut. However, from this statement, one thing is pretty clear that you’ll have at least a few games to show what your new TV can do.
For those who don’t know, Project Scorpio was announced at E3 in June and will be released in late 2017. Just like its rival PS4 Pro, it’ll support 4K gaming. However, the new Xbox console will be much more powerful and will be more capable of rendering in 4K than PS4 Pro. According to rumors, it’ll have 6 teraflops of computing, which is more than PS4 Pro’s 4.2 and Xbox One’s 1.5 teraflops computing power.
The PS4 Pro features a boosted CPU clock rate, 1 TB hard drive, and more than double the power of the original PS4’s GPU. The new Play Station console will be available from November 10, 2016 at a price of $399.
Both Scorpio and PS4 Pro are mid-console cycle hardware upgrades that offer greater performance and visual fidelity to all future Xbox One and PS4 games, as well some past titles that choose to support the devices. All future games will be still playable on older consoles.
Since there’s still about a year to go before Scorpio’s release, this is probably not the last news we will hear from Microsoft about Xbox Scorpio. If we come across any further details about the project, we’ll definitely let you know. Till then, stay tuned for more updates!