Microsoft is hoping its new console will push gaming to a new level. Executives from the firm spoke about how its devs are pushing Project Scorpio forward.
As soon as I can I will be preordering it because I feel like it will be like the elite controller and in short supply for the first bit
Yeah, I feel the same way. I'll be pre-ordering along with some friends that are doing the same.
I'd love to see these studios do something different within their own comfort zones. Meaning that turn 10 does really good racing games so why not have them take a crack at a futuristic racing game? something along the lines of a new Quantum Redshift.
@Darth I would like to see them create something like gta or twisted metal but a bit more original
Scorpio will no doubt go out of Stock quickly but Microsoft needs more first party Studios.
Nah. Many ways to bring exclusives by contracting outside developers.
How many times are you going to say this?
@donthate How well has that worked so far for them this gen?
@ThatGuyDart: Great so far! Gave us the best racing game this generation with Forza Horizon 3.
question is ... will they bundle an elite controller with it ?
@zahdab "question is ... will they bundle an elite controller with it ? " I wonder the same: I doubt it, but that would be something if they did.
I already have my elite controller so I'm ok either way
@Madamsjr01 it's agree / not agree . Don't make it personal :-)
They keep touting it as a "premium" and for the best experience on console, right? I thinknthey should bundle an elite controller with it. Doesn't make sense if they don't. With it bundled, I think many will consider it even if it costs $600
Well i hope so, as a premium product you'd expect it to be all that ... i am pretty sure there are more bells and whistles to it than just the hardware specs.
If I do get one, it will more than likely be after Holiday 2018 at the earliest cause that's just me. First, I really need to see some games that will make me want to get a Scorpio when I didn't even get an XB1. I was waiting on Scalebound to finally get me over the hump but that obviously ain't happening now. I'm pretty sure that they have something special in the works though. Second, perhaps the hardware will be cheaper and more efficient after that. Smaller, cooler, cheaper procs usually come about a year or so afterwards. Third, I'm not even planning on upgrading to a 4K tv any time soon. My current 1080p is still looking beautiful and running fine. That's also why I'm not pressed on upgrading to PS4 Pro any time soon either. I'm still happy with my vanilla PS4 but if it breaks, then I'll upgrade.
You dont really lose anything for preordering hardware, they only charge you when it ships and you can cancel it any time if you change your mind. And if the supply is low and you dont mind being a bit of a scumbag you can sell it for an extra hundred or so on ebay.
As far as games are concerned, will there ever be a true Scorpio exclusive? I ask cause when PS4 pro launched ppl kept saying the original PS4 will hold it back until it gets true exclusives for pro. Obviously that hasn't happened so far and the games work on both. Will the same games work on xb1 and Scorpio? I mean I know one will be true 4k and the other 1080/720 or w.e. it may be. I only own a regular PS4 and want to buy either xb1 or Scorpio but money is a bit tight right now and we still don't know what Scorpio will cost. I can get Scorpio as long as it's under 500 so here's hoping that will happen. As a gamer I just want to play good games and have fun regardless of what system they might be on.
Exactly. Game and have fun regardless. I'm almost finished Zelda, halo wars 2 and just started horizon. The best of all worlds
Definitely pre-ordering it even thought I don't have the money right now for it. Hopefully I will by the night it gets released.
Diverse??? That's questionable at best
The article is comparing Turn 10, 343, The Coalition and Rare with each other. In those terms it is diverse since they are all doing something different. (Racing, third person, first person, etc.) There is no question they simply need more IP's though.
God I hope so.
Spot on with both there. Glad we get forza as i love both ms and horozon but want to see a few more IPS now. A fable replacement, love to see ki2 or 4k, also like to see some of the games come back from the original Xbox to as they had some very underrated games as well as some of the old rare ips.
A concerted push for more ips and more studios will definitely help them improve output and compete.. It'll be even more beneficial for next gens xbox . I believe MS are in this for the long term despite what some say so they badly need to improve in some areas and refine others. We're in year 3 and look at the levels of quality output in comparison. Build better now globally. Good Luck. I heard a guy, cant remember who but he was from team xbox, suggesting MS should tie up a few Asian indie developers and build from there........One of the best ideas I've heard on N4G. Broaden the fan-base and you broaden your profits. Get devs young and at their cheapest and MS may reap great rewards and relationships in the long term.
I will say a great new game is sea of theives. Can't talk to much about alpha because of NDA, but I'll just say that game is gonna be a great exclusive, proly a system seller as well.
and at that point, the games they make are pretty much top notch / gold standard for their respective genres. forza is amazing racer, halo (quips aside with story in 5) is a great fps, and gears is a great 3rd person shooter. variety would be nice, but it's not as poor as say nintendo, other exclusives like quantum break, ryse, and sunset overdrive add nicely to the mix. ms doesn't have a tittle like uncharted, but they did their part for their platform owners by making sure tomb raider was there, and a year earlier than ps4 and tomb raider was a total blast, i will replay it if they patch it up for scorpio. if i were Microsoft i would purchase moon studio and have a solid 2d platformer to their existing line up of racer, fps, and 3rd person. then bring back banjo and or conker and you got your 3d platformer basis covered. imagine seeing banjo or conkur all done up in 4k uhd hdr for scorpio. and of course all major 3rd party tittles are there, all they are really missing is a big open world rpg exclusive to fill the void that fable left in many xbox gamers hearts. i don't see MS ever getting an exclusive sports tittle to complete with the likes of mlb the show, but they should get out into other genres and bring back things like crimson skies. i'm not a fan of crimson skies personally, but i see a lot of comments hoping for it. something like kameo can be good for 3rd person action as well, not all as serious/gorey as gears. i guess recore was sort of this. i'd love to see something like a new enslaved. and lastly i almost forgot, they do have what is regarded as the definitive console real time strategy in halo wars, niche though it maybe.
A few different genres out of dozens is diverse to you?
Bronxs15 your right. People are also forgetting the shift in Microsoft with the gaming in general. For years Microsoft have said they are going to try and push gaming on pc but bring it closer to Xbox and since windows 10 has come out you can see this starting to happen. I also think Microsoft know to make some ip's sell well and also be noticed is to also have them on pc as the gores are different on the two but also having pc Vs Xbox online play will be a big boost to. It's interesting times as Sony are in the vr Market right now Nintendo are pushing the all in one console and Microsoft are pushing power/pc gaming and for me all 3 doing different things is great for the industry as last gen felt alit bit like they were all doing the same thing.
1.Forza 2.Halo 3.GearsOfWar 4.Quantumbreak 5.Xbox Gold 6.Scorpio https://media.giphy.com/med... *head tilt*
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They said that last year
and the year before that
I didn't realize that 4 studios could be considered diverse when they really haven't had any diversity in their games.
Not like they have a choice
Now go get that checkbook out so to buy more studios and pushes .
Microsoft give us some new AAA games!
state of decay 2, sea of thieves crack down 3
Only one of those is a new IP.
So these diverse first party studios...where were they when the original xbox one was making rounds?
Scrapping all their Kinect products when, it was clear to ms that the casuals were not going to pay $400 for the new xbox one, that or having their autopsy reports processed by the executive board at ms. They could have made viva piñata 3, the trolls would have gave them shit about it but at least it would something fun to break up the monotony of the exact same series being released every 2-3 years. At this point I will be surprised if crackdown is even released, because it has been abnormally quiet for too long, leading me to believe it will share the same fate as scalebound.
you would likely be wrong
Then Jamar by all means show me the trailers for crackdown(crackdown 3) being played on a xb1 dev kit that is a new gameplay footage and I will acknowledge I am wrong. It is likely the most important xbox one game to come out this year assuming it does not get pushed back yet again, and we have heard almost nothing about it in recent months. This is beyond stupid, people wanted this game since it was announced 3-4 years ago, this dead silence about the game is encouraging the idea that it is nothing more than vaporware. I rather enjoined the first game, meh about part 2, but intend to pick up a xbox one s after it releases. Maybe ms will have a crackdown bonanza at e3, still stupid to me to be radio silent for so long on a game that a good portion of your fanbase will enjoy. Please prove me wrong I would like to play it even if the destructible environments are only in mp. The last gameplay footage I can find on youtube it from almost 2 years ago, you'll forgive me for being skeptical.
That's nice, sure that's fantastic Buy more teams please.
Why does everyone keep saying bit more studios. They need to BUILD more studios, not simply poach existing 3rd party ones.
Exactly, there are plenty of talented people out there looking for work, MS should trow them a bone to creat something new. That is how you expand the gaming industry.
Both. If they can buy one, cool, build one....better. Don't disagree. Regardless of how they get more studios.........they need more studios lol
Yeah, no argument there. I just dont want to see them throwing their chequebook around at 3rd parties to deny other gamers from playing games like they did with Tombraider. Its different when Sony approaches a dev like From Software and says, we want you to make Bloodborne, we'll help fund and market it. They are commissioning that project to be made. What MS did with TR was more like, Oh, youre already making a new game based on the fact the last one was a success thanks mainly to our competitors fans. Take this sweaty bag of cash and give it to us exclusive. They didnt pay to have a game made, they paid to keep it away from the people who bought the first one. Thats a big distinction. Imagine if MS bought Insomniac or some other prized dev we are used to getting games from. Id rather see them make something from scratch, but it seems they'll only do that when they have a hole for them to fill with someone else jumping ship like when they built 343 just to take over for Bungie, or The Coalition for Gears who weren't they working on something else but it got cancelled? MS's method is all wrong. This is a creative medium and they are very anti creative. They are cookie cutter production line. They only want to plow in and harvest crops, they dont want to sow any seeds and nurture them. But I am trying to cut them some slack lately. Scorpio is very interesting, as a gamer I cant ignore its power. But if the games dont start showing up soon, then I can ignore it. I can ignore it easily.
True, its not a false dilemma in if its grown or aquired, just a real dilemma of not having nearly enough in the first place. Ms cant afford to be too sexy. There was a list some 360 guys put out last gen that listed a comparable amount of studios in number alone.....see thats not enough...its the quality and the output that constitutes as comparable to everyone outside of faction x. Turn 10 have become ms's apex studio and rightly so. They deserve their accolades and ms some credit for nurturing and managing them better than most of their other studios. Ms can do it but it seems like the exception not the rule and thats their problem.
I have to see it to believe it.
I'm waiting for e3, but the more i hear, the more i feel like ms is aiming for this to be considered a fresh start. Like forget the xb1, this is our new flagship. The amount of fan fare is equal to the amount of the switch which was a new system, and New gen. We'll see.
I feel ms wants this to be a new start, but they arent going to simply cut off the xbox one with the launch. I give the xbox one 2 more years for them to keep this parity clause and then it will end. 6 years for a console is long enough, especially for the disastrous start the One had.
I dont mind if its a fresh start as long as my library is relevant. Even one game not working is going to make me mad.
And thats completely understandable shiva. They need to keep their promise. Which i think they will.
Good more games for Pc and Xbox :) which is fine lol
Scorpio has been confirmed of having hdmi 2.1 support with freesync and future proofed freesync 2 support! PS4Pro truly looks like a turd now! Day one purchase for me!
I got down votes for telling a fact! Look it up Richard from digital foundry has a video up on YouTube stating that scorpio supports these features! ;)
here's what I've learned about NG4: It's infested with sony fanboys, and it has an archaic comment limit.
You got downvotes because you're waaaay out-topic.
sure dragon.....that's why....smh. the sad truth is the SDF on this site has the numbers and they dv anyone that's not sharing the hive mind.
@DragonDDark Off topic or not I was adding to the useful facts that Scorpio is becoming a nice sounding console! E3 is going to be real fun! Seems you'd prefer to be politically correct then be shown even more great news! Either way it's all about the same console! ;)
Pretty sure you really know why you got the down votes ;)
Listen you could have said it without the fanbot rhetoric. The fact that you ended your comment PS4 Pro and turd gets a down vote by me and I heavily favor my Xbox over my PS4. FreeSync and HDMI 2.1 may be true but the rest is way off topic; you ended with just opinionated fanboy crap that incites others.
PS4 actually has a diverse line up of games and 1'st party developers as well a third party support unlike XBone The Deuce "BM" that gets the same false promises of new diverse games year after year. That's a fact.
You probably got downvotes for saying the comp is a turd knowing it's not.I'm interested in the Scorpio as well but if it doesn't have a affordable price tag including the most important thing is original brand new interesting exclusives then those features aren't important to anyone but the XBO fanatics & hardcores.Those features aren't swaying anybody until MS start showcasing some interesting games.
They both look like a half hearted attempt to boost the power of each respective system a decent amount rather than, being a true next gen console, neither of them look particularly impressive, at least not enough to drop $400 on when I already have a console. If ms had not butchered their 1st party studio's midway through the last gen, it might be worth looking at for a gamer who is not overly impressed with ms lineup, you might have a legitimate bragging point, however gears, halo, forza being repeated constantly rings a little hollow. Get crackdown out in the wild then maybe ms will earn a little more goodwill.
Curious, what about the scorpio that makes it not a next gen system?