THE XBOX Scorpio will release later in 2017 with the most impressive stats of any console launched ever, however, Sony’s PS4 Pro still has one huge advantage.
Microsoft’s new gaming machine has a lot hype surrounding it before its full reveal at E3 2017. During the expo the Xbox Scorpio price, release date and design will finally be revealed, giving players their first chance to compare it to Sony’s PS4 Pro.
And there are some big differences between the two consoles.
The Xbox Scorpio will boast native 4K support for select games, while the PS4 Pro relies on checkerboard rendering for upscaling.
The Project Scorpio specs sheet also reveals that there has been a clear hardware upgrade which will benefit all existing titles. But when it comes to both gaming machines going head-to-head this holiday season, the PS4 Pro will still have one huge advantage.
And according to Jean-François Fiset, Community Manager of Parabole, developer of Kona, that comes with the simple fact that Sony’s console now has a bigger client base.
“The way I see it is that even though the PS4 Pro is less powerful than the Scorpio, Sony still has a huge advantage,” he told Gamingbolt.
“They released their upgraded version of the PS4 approximately a year before the Scorpio.
“It means that they had a lot of time to earn more clients who in the end, just want to play a game on a console that answer their immediate needs.”
Retail cost will also play a crucial role in the success of the Xbox Scorpio, however, fans will have to wait until June to find out those details.
It’s been suggested that the Xbox Scorpio could launch with a higher price in the UK.
Garry Williams of Sold Out Sales and Marketing has speculated that the console could cost as much as £499 if Microsoft uses Brexit as an excuse to go higher in the UK.
The only thing we can be sure of is that the Xbox Scorpio will be a true powerhouse of a machine.
The impressive console has a CPU that is 30% faster than that of the original Xbox One, while the GPU is 4.6 times more powerful than its predecessor.
Interestingly, the 8GB of memory – which is up from the 5GB found in the original Xbox One – allows the console to process art assets, making it easier to run 4K resolution visuals at higher speeds.