Xbox Scorpio Will 'Deliver True 4K Gaming', Says Microsoft

By Mike Sousa on August 24, 2016, 12:07PM EDT
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When the Xbox Scorpio was announced, Microsoft revealed that this new console will offer players 4K gaming experience. In an interview with DualShockers, Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games marketing at Microsoft, has reaffirmed this and expresssed his confidence on console's capabilities.

"We were really thoughtful about the specs we used to design Project Scorpio, and the focus was how can we deliver true 4K gaming in the console space," said Greenberg. "And you're right: today 4K gaming exists on the PC, with people who spend a lot of money on super high-end PCs with a wide variety of specs"¦ Thousands of dollars in many cases, can get 4K gaming, but it hasn't existed in the console market.

"How can we bring that at scale to a really big audience in the console space, is what I'm excited about. To be able to bring six teraFLOPS of GPU power to the console space, it's a massive amount of power.

"We're confident that we'll be able to deliver true 4K gaming with that, and that performance power is gonna bring great games to our fans in the console market.

"A lot of those developers that are building those games today, are already doing 4K on PC. Our internal studios"¦ We got Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, Gears of War 4, all being built today as great graphical showcases on the PC, and so that work is already existing, but the performance power is not there yet in the console space, and we'll obviously be bringing that next year."

Dualshockers also asked about the Xbox Scorpio's price, and even though Greenberg didn't provide a price, he hinted that it won't be cheap. "Well, we think about it as a premium product. From that standpoint, it is going to be a very high-end product."

Xbox Scorpio will launch holiday 2017.

Source: DualShockers

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