Microsoft will soon release Xbox Scorpio or Project Scorpio, as dubbed by Microsoft, during the holidays of 2017. Because of the arrival of this new console device in the market, fans are getting worried that Microsoft’s Xbox One units will soon disappear from the market. However, Microsoft said that it will be continuing its support towards Xbox One and Xbox One S.
Specs as Compared to Other Consoles
If compared to Sony’s forthcoming PS4 Pro, the Xbox Scorpio is capable of a Graphics Processing Unit with a computing power of 6 teraflops whereas the PS4 Pro is only able to house 4.2 teraflops. Thus, the Scorpio is 43 percent more powerful than the PS4 Pro. Xbox director Albert Penello, in an interview done by Polygon, said that the advantage of the device over the PS4 Pro is quite “obvious.”
The Xbox Scorpio by Microsoft has not been given a price rate yet. But, Microsoft has claimed already that the device will definitely be a “premium product.”
“We know it’s important to deliver an experience that demonstrates the power gap between at a price that makes sense to console gamers,” Penello mentioned. Still, a premium price point is expected, but Microsoft claims that it will be given the price point which it rightfully deserves.
Microsoft To Continue Xbox Support
Xbox One and Xbox One S will continue to be supported by Microsoft for the years to come. This was confirmed by Phil Spencer, Xbox head, on his Twitter account as reported by Game Spot. He was asked by a fan regarding the Xbox One models becoming unused and not being reproduced due to the arrival of the Xbox Scorpio.
“Hi phil, i was reading on the internet that the xbox one will be obsolete with the project scorpio release, it’s that true?” the fan asked. Spencer assures that this would not happen.
The gaming console will definitely be played alongside Xbox One and its games. The new device will support the peripherals of the old Xbox devices. But, the difference is that the Scorpio will be a high-end option. It will, however, complement the Xbox One. This is similar to how the PS4 and PS4 Pro work together.