View Full Version : Project Scorpio Is 4.5X as Powerful as Xbox One, Phil Spencer Says

The Deadman
06-16-2016, 11:49 AM

Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console is four and a half time times as powerful as the existing Xbox One. That's according to Microsoft gaming boss Phil Spencer, who made the comment as part of GamesSpot sister site Giant Bomb's E3 show last night.

"Scorpio is more powerful than the original Xbox One, four and a half times. And the six teraflops will impact the games and how they play," he explained.

Also in the interview, Spencer talked about how Scorpio will make some existing games, ones that use dynamic scaling, run better than their Xbox One counterparts. As announced previously, Scorpio will play all existing Xbox One games, though it is possible there will be some Scorpio-only games.

Also in the interview, Spencer mentioned that Microsoft considered releasing a new, more powerful Xbox One this year. However, Microsoft abandoned the idea because the company thought it would be better to wait until it was sure it could deliver a box with six teraflops. The Scorpio goes on sale in holiday 2017, though a price has not yet been announced.

Microsoft will release the Xbox One S in August, and while it will offer HDR and 4K for TVs that support it, Spencer said you shouldn't expect the system to run your existing games better.

"If you already have an Xbox One, don't go buy an Xbox One S thinking your games are going to play better. If you like the design or if you want the 4K streaming great. HDR? Great. But I'm not trying to upgrade you there," he explained.

06-16-2016, 12:35 PM
I heard there exists an expectation that all (or most) XboxOneS games will still need to be compatible with older Xbone models, even if they lack some more advanced features.

Seems like a waste if they're gonna hand-string developers to force compatibility on a system that much more powerful. I don't understand the console market these days. Stuff like this actually makes me want to get one of those Steam boxes that have proven financial flops thus far.

I'm still a Nintendo-Sega gamer at heart, so I hope the Big N continues to focus on the games and find creative ways to get the best experience out of existing hardware. For all the gloom-and-doom talk about 'em, I can't help but think they'll find a way to capitalize in an ever changing market.

06-16-2016, 12:38 PM
I only see Project Scorpio be for the ones who never bought an Xbox One, they would buy it even if they have a 1080p TV, but at some point they will upgrade to a 4k TV once there prices go down, so for the time being, its better to stay with the regular Xbox One, until you can afford getting a 4K TV.

06-16-2016, 07:57 PM
BTW, this is the wrong Video Games thread.