Can anyone please tell me why is the xbox scorpio even a thing? Before I continue let me give a brief gaming history of myself. My first system was an Atari 2600. Since then I’ve been gaming practically all my life. I own most of the mainstream gaming systems as gaming is at the top of my list of hobbies. I’ve never discriminated between systems and I’ve always tried to own them all. That all changed with the beginning of this gen. I think it’s fair to say that the reveal of the xbox one will go down in history as the worst reveal of a gaming system ever and one of the worst reveals of any device ever made.
The anti-consumer design of the original xbox one has plagued the device and Microsoft since the reveal and it left a bad taste in the mouth of many gamers, including myself, to this day. My decision to not buy an xbox one was a direct result of understanding microsoft’s absolute disdain for its user base. However many people unlike me decided to take the plunge upon them reversing their original plans and making the device more consumer friendly. Along with that move came a plethora of promises and guarantees that gave potential buyers the assurance that the system they were investing in was future proof for years to come. Looking back now I have to ask myself if maybe we interpreted things wrong or has Microsoft pulled off the greatest scam in gaming history.
Why is Microsoft asking people to fork out hundreds of dollars more for a system that is supposed to be giving us features that they told us the original xbox one had or was getting? What am I talking about you may ask? Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Does anyone remember these famous words from microsoft’s most famous mouthpiece, major nelson: “Ye! We are really excited about that too. I am sure your audience knows that 4K is the next big thing. Xbox One is a home entertainment system that is built for future. It supports 4K gaming and entertainment. In fact we are shipping an HDMI cable that is 4K rated. So when you get your HDMI cable out of the box it is 4K rated. We are looking forward to bringing 4K capabilities to our consumers in the future, but it depends on the developers,”
Why is Microsoft ranting about 4k on the scorpio now when they are the ones that sold the xbox one on the promise of 4k gaming? Why is no one talking about this? Why is no one demanding those 4k games that are coming to the scorpio be done for the xbone so that no extra money needs to be spent? We were told that the xbone is quite capable of 4k gaming, where are the games?
So you say it’s more than just 4k gaming? They increased the gpu to give us higher resolutions and steadier frame rates? They are giving us a more powerful system? How much more powerful is that may I ask? Well according to phil spencer it’s four and a half times more powerful. Wow that’s incredible you might say. I say that’s hardly impressive. Why, because according to Microsoft they sold the xbox one on the promise that the cloud can turn the power of one Xbox into 32 xboxes. Some reports said it would boost the power of the xbox up to 4 times. Or maybe we can look at the words phil Harrison:” It’s also about cloud processing and AI. This is where some of the computational effort of a game can be offloaded to the dedicated CPUs on the cloud, to make your game experience even better, better graphics, better lighting, better physics”.
Again I ask, if the xbox one can do 4k gaming and the power can be boosted up to 4 times, what exactly is the purpose of the xbox scorpio? Why are there no articles on the internet questioning Microsoft on this? Where are all the articles saying that the scorpio is not necessary and we should not buy it. Why is no one holding Microsoft to account for the promises they gave us and are now asking people to spend a heaping set of money to purchase a system with features they guaranteed us the current system has? Where are all the gamers who are crying doom and gloom on the ps4 pro and why are they not going after Microsoft for lying to them and deceiving them?
It is absolutely atrocious what Microsoft has done with the xbox one and the lies and deceit that were used in order to get people to purchase that system. What’s even more amazing are the people that are defending this. Xbox one owners were sold a lemon and told it was an orange and now that the truth has come to light everyone is turning a blind eye. I support the ps4 pro, why? Because sony made no such claims with their system. They never sold it as a 4k system, they never said the power could be boosted 4 times, they simply said that at the time of its release it was the most powerful system ever made, and they were 100% correct about that.
Whether people want to admit it or not, the Xbox one was and is an abomination to the gaming world, one that Microsoft themselves are obviously trying to blot out of the minds of the general public with the scorpio. Their entire fanbase was lied to and deceived but funny enough, it appears they like it that way.