The amazing Xbox One S was simply a foretaste of better things to come. The ingenuity of the main meal will be experienced in the fourth quarter of 2017 when Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will finally get launched. While referring to it is as “the most powerful game console ever made,” Microsoft says it is just “the future of Xbox.”
So what’s the catch?
Project Scorpio does not play any new games. So, gamers should not expect to buy a brand-new generation of video game hardware. Instead, they should be more concerned with upgrades as this is what the game is all about.
Microsoft has said there will be no exclusive games for Project Scorpio, not even one. Instead, the same games played on Xbox One and Xbox One S will be played on it. Nevertheless, some would be at much higher fidelity.
Microsoft claims Project Scorpio will be endowed a capacity that is 4.5 times higher than the power of an original Xbox One. This implies that the same games played on Xbox One and Xbox One S can now run at a better-smooth 60 frames per second and ultra-high-def 4K resolution. Technically, it is like getting a new PC video card stuck into your game console.
However, not all Xbox One games will run at 4K. But to take advantage of the higher resolution, games will need to be designed and developers won’t be forced to actually do that, says Microsoft.
Nevertheless, Microsoft discloses that only a handful of existing titles will be unlocked by Scorpio as the company is already developing some new games with Scorpio in mind.
According to Microsoft games, that employ dynamic scaling will continue to have an improved outlook such as Doom, The Witcher 3, The Division, and Halo 5.