Even though the Xbox Project Scorpio is still a year away, Microsoft is making some bold statements about this console. Unlike the majority of games running on Sony’s Playstation 4 Pro, which upscale to 4K, the Xbox Scorpio will support the 4k games natively.
Speaking to USA Today, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis made a surprisingly cut-and-dried statement about the games launching at the same time as the Xbox Scorpio next year.
“Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K,” Loftis said.
While the technical specifications released for the Xbox Scorpio are fairly limited right now, the information Microsoft has provided suggests it’s more capable of rendering in 4K than the PlayStation 4 Pro. Its GPU boasts 6 teraflops of performance compared to a little more than 4 on Sony’s system (and 1.3 on the original Xbox One). Like the current lineup of PlayStation 4 systems and the Xbox One S, it will also support HDR.