As we get closer to E3, it looks like Xbox is preparing to the reveal of the eagerly anticipated mid-gen console, code-named Xbox Scorpio. The console has now appeared on the Xbox Store and accompanying description is somewhat interesting to the say the least:
Some of you might say, hold up, what about the PlayStation 4 Pro? That does 4k too right? Well, for Microsoft to even justify the tagline above, the Xbox Scorpio needs to be able run games at the 4k resolution natively. Arguments have raged online about the method used on the PS4 Pro regarding checkerboard rendering, which many people equate to upscaling but others disagree. Nonetheless, this goes against Digital Foundry’s early reported leaked info about Scorpio, which apparently suggested that checkerboard rendering would be the go-to method for the Scorpio too.
Xbox is clearly desperate to leverage its upcoming console over its competitor. Will Scorpio really be the 4K native gaming machine that Microsoft are alluding to or is this just wordplay? If its the latter, don’t expect gamers to take lightly of that fact because come Holiday 2017, we are all going to be watching the machine do its thing with laser focus.