Microsoft Exec Says They’re Making Sure All Scorpio Games Will “Natively Render 4K”

We know that Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio is going to be a “monster” at least, that’s what they’re telling us and Microsoft’s very own Shannon Loftis has recently given an interview in which she reveals that any game launching in the Scorpio time-frame will “natively render at 4K” at least, they’re making sure games run at this native resolution. This comes in the wake of Sony execs stating that their PS4 Pro will upscale most 4K content, similar to how sub-1080p games upscale to 1080p on the current PS4 and Xbox One.

Loftis says Microsoft is already exploring virtual reality options and games for Xbox, which will support VR with Scorpio, as well as prepping titles for the boost in visual quality. “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K.”

Xbox Project Scorpio will be a “monster” of a console and will provide 6-teraflops of GPU power along with 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR gaming. It’ll also have 320GB/s of memory bandwidth and is currently over 4x more powerful than the current Xbox One. The console will likely be able to go toe-to-toe with the brand-new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 which has 6.5 TFLOPs of performance. Scorpio will also make further gains via console optimization.

Mike Ybarra also responded to a fan on Twitter, reassuring that the Scorpio will do native 4K:

4K native is naturally a more difficult feat for console hardware compared to upscaling and from this and earlier reports we can expect Project Scorpio to provide a “true” 4K experience across movies, gaming, and UI.

  • Release date of Holiday 2017
  • Not an entirely new, separate console. An addition to the Xbox One family
  • Bringing ‘true’ 4K gaming and VR
  • 6 TFLOPs of GPU power (“It’s a monster”)
  • Backward and forwards compatible – all existing and future Xbox One games will run on both Xbox One (S) and Scorpio

Since 4K or “UltraHD” content provides four times the image information and detail as 1080P, the difference can be dramatic — especially when viewed on large screen sizes. These viewing scenarios are becoming increasingly common as television prices continuing to drop and technology advances. When true 4K content is available, not needing upscaling is ultimately the only way to achieve the clarity, realism, and immersiveness made possible by 4K. –

Sources: USA Today, Twitter, Red

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  1. and a few years after the consoles launch they do this then the xbox tow comes comes out.we dont need mid gen

  2. I am going to laugh my head off, when sony announces PS5 more powerful and cheaper than scorpio, Microsoft wants to compare it to the ps4 pro, that is not the comparison, it is against PS5, PS4 pro is simply a 100$ upgrade from ps4, MS shot themselves in the foot again with scorpio, too soon when they don´t even have any games.

    • Why would you laugh your head off. Sony will be asking fans to pay upwards of $1200 in 5 years (going off of a release it in 2018) from PS4 launch to PS5, and that’s not even including the PSVR. I don’t own a gaming PC so I’m not one of those guys, but it would literally cheaper to buy high end gaming PC than opt for Sony products in the same time frame.

    • Lol now u drones want to compare the Scorpio to a next gen console lol hilarious. “Oh oh you cant compare it to the ps pro”. You clowns where thumping your chest a month ago when you were on neo gaf spreading rumors of the ps pro with more tf lol. Get your lies together.

  3. Since $ony executives say there is no PS5 coming in the forseeable future, the high-end market is there for the picking. Xbox Won.

    • in your dreams

    • Do you have a link for proof that a Sony executive said no PS5 in foreseeable future. Or you just making that up?

      Because I heard “PlayStation Neo Won’t Impact PS4 Life Cycle, Says Sony President”

      • Just google it. Im not an archive of links.

      • dude, there will be ps5 in 2018, that is a fact, november 2018, write it down. xbots are under the new lie by MS, saying that scorpio is in competition with ps4 pro, no scorpio needs to worry about ps5, that is the big daddy.

        • Sorry but Scorpio will be a high end console unlike the PS4 Pro.

          There is no competition.

          • The best place to play Microsoft games won’t need Xbox hardware

          • It doesnt matter, MS makes big money out of PC games so Xbox can get more games. People play on console for a reason, just like others prefer PC.

          • dumbo, ps4 games can only be played on a ps4, ps4 pro comes out this year, scorpio will have to be measured against ps5, fact.

        • No, that’s not a fact, some analyst is predicting that, nothing more, nothing less.

          Am sure there will be a PS5, doubt that will already be in 2018, I’m expecting holiday season 2019, exactly 3 years again after the Pro…

  4. I don’t freakin care about 4k. I just want maxed out graphics on 1080p in the console world. Better draw distances, better particles and lighting effects, etc.

    • I kinda want both 🙂

      • touche, but that’s not gonna happen on a $400-$500 console

  5. Wow, the writer of this article is excellent in mis-quoting!

    The quote:
    “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K.”

    And the writer turns that into “Shannon Loftis has recently given an interview in which she reveals that any game launching in the Scorpio time-frame will “natively render at 4K” at least”

    Which has 2 wrongs in there, the “at least” at the end is hilarious to say the least, the other, bigger thing is that the writer wrongly assumed that ALL games released during that time will do native 4k which is not what Loftis said, just that the games THEY (as in MS) are making will do native 4k.

    Also, what is with the “true 4k” in quotes? Why is it not called native 4k and why is it between quotes like it’s not real?

  6. It appears Microsoft is quite desperate to reach Sony now. Not only is Microsoft is ripping off Sony’s VR after Microsoft spent years downplaying VR, but they have to launch a whole ne console to do it and they’re asking 3rd parties for help.

    When is Phil Spencer going to admit to all the Xbox One S owners that he lied when he stated they wouldn’t get left behind?

  7. As much as I love Xbox I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

  8. Como los ejecutivos de $ ony dicen que no hay una PS5 en un futuro previsible y que la PS4 Pro es una falla por debajo de 4K, el mercado de gama alta está ahí para la selección. Xbox Won.

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