COG writes - Project Scorpio has the potential to be a game changer, but Microsoft will need to improve in other areas than hardware before it's a guaranteed success.
Of course not power alone (which is much greater than the stats alone show...being that DX12 brings compute commands down from the thousands to dozens). The doubts went from "can Xbox actually achieve true 4k at all"...to "well the games will have to be 30fps"...to "how should developers use the left over processing power?". But it's insane ability to adapt/adjust to older games not built specifically for Scorpio, the fact that it will also be the easiest console to develop for, and not to mention it's own exclusives and being the best place to play VR optionS (and only console place with any sort of AR). Time will tell, but right now everything is pointing towards the fact that MS built the perfect console by today's standard. Every little detail that comes out screams power, efficiency, and an eye towards adapting to the future in ways the competition can't as easily adapt to.
Uh, that DX12 compute secret sauce was in XBone and it didn't make it more powerful than the sum of it's hardware.
Microsoft did their Microsoft thing and hyped something up only to quietly reveal later that it wasn't that big of a deal. So now people like you have been fooled and are spreading it around like it's a big deal even though it isn't.
Secondly Microsoft themselves have said repeatedly there won't be Scorpio exclusives.
Thirdly developers are still going to go where the money is, PS4 is selling 3x the software which is why you see companies Rockstar (RDR2) and EA (Battlefront 2) making their marketing deals with Sony.
"Uh, that DX12 compute secret sauce was in XBone and it didn't make it more powerful than the sum of it's hardware."
This was in the updated Eurogamer article too but I guess you missed it somehow.
"Scorpio's Command Processor provides additional capability and programmability beyond what Xbox One/Xbox One S can do. We plan to take advantage of this in the future."
Xbox one and One S also lacked full DX12 features which are all present in Scorpio.
You obviously missed that part ...right?
Thanks for enlightening with those points. Now if you move aside i would like to see where i can preorder this console and get those games which you mentioned.
Can you tell me one thing though before you move aside. Would there be parity between ps4 pro and scorpio? That would be the deciding factor. If there is parity then who is dictating it this time?
Before it was the clouds.. Now its the power of "the beast". Just release great games MS
Fear not for the games cometh with Scorpio.
many are showing fake concern when 'deep down' they don't want MS to deliver. .
they don't want Scorpio to deliver. .
they've chosen to be blind to Xbox's Exclusives. .
they've got selective vision. . these are the symptoms of Scorpio as it sends tidal waves to their camp lol.
What retail exclusives have they released this year? One game Halo Wars 2 which sold poorly and got low review scores...
Meanwhile Sony has had around 20 retail exclusives so far this year with many of them being the some of the highest rated games this year and have gone on to sell millions.
Last year PS4 had around 4x as many retail exclusives as well as around 3x as many the year before.
So the concern with Microsoft games line up is real... so much so that Microsoft execs keep having to talk about it.
you seem a little upset at the Scorpio like I said enjoy the sales we are very happy for you and sony
Why would i care about the games sony released versus the hype for Scorpio and its games? I have no interest in what Sony does good or bad. I'm an Xbox gamer and simply want the best all around console gaming experience. Enjoy your games fine but act like your preference is for everyone.
Like I've told people they didn't go create this unit so it can only play games already out or nearing release . Game will be coming just a matter of time.
Most people aren't going to spend $500+ for a console in 2017 that promises games in 2019... especially when that company has a track record for closing studios and canceling games as like Microsoft has.
PS4 has highly rated games now has a huge lineup of already announced games coming out soon and is guaranteed to have a strong lineup of games in the future.
Every publisher has a track record of closing studio and canceling games. In fact, Sony has done this way more than M$.
Good thing am not most people.
Please both have canceled games it part of the industry.
So you believe that there's only one company that closes studios etc when in the real world facts tell a different story
A start for what?
This site really needs to get its shit together or just close it down. This place is toxic for the gamer community. Whatever happened to getting the latest news about consoles and games. Now it's just about approving articles that can generate as much flame and arguments as possible. N4G approves these articles because it gets clicks from gamers waiting for the next place to troll. There's really no reason to even have separate channels for our consoles of choice, because the same articles are posted on multiple channels. I bet the people who own N4G are real jerks who are only about a dollar. Yes, I'm saying this to you N4G, you are very toxic for the gaming community. This has to stop.
Its a business... No one has to read the comments... I kind of enjoy it for social reasons. I can't tell you how many times I have caught myself getting sucked into a comment only to delete everything I wrote. I can say "well I might be crazy, but at least I'm not as bad as these guys." (the buzzwords/phrases the n4g community comes up with always make me cringe).
I can only hope that most of the crazy ones haven't got out of high school yet. It would be a wonderful case study to observe them out and about.
Scorpio is the Gurren Lagann of the gaming industry.
I hope not, I had trouble getting into that.
Just... history ppl.
The PS2 came out and had sold a shitload when the Xbox came appeared, with BETTER tech. it lost the "race" because in the end devs went for the bigger install base (PS2) due to it being longer in the market...
The xbox360 came out and had sold a shitload when the PS3 came with BETTER tech (parts of it at least) and SONY struggled for like 80% of that gen due to the install size primarily. devs mostly favoured MS camp again due to install base. People like to say the ps3 was quirky BUT so was the ps2 compared to xbox.
The PS4 came out and had sold a shitload when Scorpio appeared...you guys can fill in the rest.
Simplistic view. M$ was new to gaming and was trying to court some developers over to their console. Developers weren't going to just abandon their relationship with Sony and jump on to Xbox not knowing how a Huge company like M$ will support a console in the long run. You left out that M$ was the rookie and managed to beat the Game Cube in sales that gen.
You also didn't mention that 360 took away a large chunk of the Sony install base by dominating in the U.S and leading in the U.K sales wise.
Sony fumbled their dominance with the delayed launch, crazy price, plus cell making things hard.
I don't believe MS will ever have such a compounded luxury again. As long as the development simplicity is close and the launch is close, I actually think Sony would still be market leader with a higher price and/or slightly weaker hardware- globally that is.
Personally just bought a samsung SUHD TV so im waiting for the scorpio to get my uhd blu ray player and hopefully some surprises. I hope its under $500.
Just my opinion which may not be what anyone else shares and theres nothing wrong with that.
The price and games available will decide more then power. If priced too high, with no exclusive games this console will have a slow start
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