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. – Red.com