The Xbox Project Scorpio still remains the mystery, however, the news coming out from the company shows it’s going to maximize its 4K potential.

As for now, we understand that Microsoft has no plans to launch exclusive games for the Xbox Scorpio, but we do know that the console will be teasing the PS4 Pro on multiple dimensions – including 4K gameplay.

The Teasing Xbox Project Scorpio
The Teasing Xbox Project Scorpio

Early reports suggested that the Xbox Scorpio will boast 6 teraflops of GPU, and will aim for the 4K gaming, and now Gamestop has given the latest update, confirming that they believe the new Xbox Scorpio console has a lot of potentials.

In physical gaming, there have been cyclical declines without question, but we have very strong cards to play in Nintendo Switch, Sony [PlayStation] VR, and Microsoft [Xbox] Scorpio.

GameStop’s CEO Paul Raines revealed. Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel added a further tease, saying:

Finally, we’re impressed with [the] Microsoft Scorpio product. Unfortunately, we can’t talk about a lot other than what’s known. The Scorpio is a very powerful system that’s really made for 4K. We see it [as] a very gaming centric, very, very powerful unit and so we do believe that there will be some great games that are made for this.

It follows reports earlier this week that claim the Xbox Scorpio will offer new 4K functionality that is not currently available on the PS4 or PS4 Pro.

Rory Newbrough, the lead designer at Hi-Rez Studios, was asked about this subject in a recent interview, confirming that developers were still very much focused on providing for where the bulk of their customers are. He told Gamingbolt:

We like to develop from the bottom up, ensuring the low-end machines and last generation hardware performs its best with the game. The Scorpio brings an opportunity to take advantage of our ultra or enthusiast level settings, but we won’t lose sight of those of us who still hang on to their current machines.

Project Scorpio will reportedly feature HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K Steams such as Netflix – which is also an exciting feature to look forward to. We all are anxiously waiting for more solid reports, and of course launch of the project itself.


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