Xbox One is already out, whereas a slimmer version will be made available in near future. Both of these versions sound enticing to those who want to move on to current generation of gaming. However, both of them aren’t very viable options at the moment. There’s little to no difference between the regular Xbox One and the Xbox One S, so no matter which one you buy, you will get a similar experience (which isn’t something necessarily bad). However, if you have patience to wait for a year, then you can get your hands on Xbox Scorpio, which is shaping up to be a beast of a machine, and will most probably be the strongest video game console around, even more powerful than PlayStation 4 Neo.
4K Support & Scaled Frame Rates
4K TVs are now available worldwide and there are a lot of PC games that enjoy their games on them. However, playing on 4K resolution had just been a dream for the console gamers. Fortunately, it will not stay that way for too long as Xbox Scorpio will come with 4K enabled games that you’ll be able to enjoy on your TV. Resolution isn’t the only thing getting improved as the upcoming iteration will also upscale the frame rates. The new Xbox will have better hardware which will allow developers to run their games on it on higher resolution and frame rates, so you are in for a treat. You won’t get that experience on regular Xbox or Xbox One S, so it is advised that you wait.
Microsoft hasn’t shed any light on specifications for Xbox Scorpio but some leaked information suggests that it will have an 8-core CPU along with 6TFLOPs graphics card. Now that’s huge improvement. One of the latest graphics card from Nvidia called GTX 1070 has 6.5TFLOPs of performance, so Xbox isn’t very far behind. As of now, Xbox struggles to run games even at 1080p, so this enhancement was very much needed, and Microsoft has finally made it happen. Xbox head Phil Spencer believes that this new iteration would be major game changer in the gaming industry.
“I actually think the upgrade to Scorpio in terms of visual fidelity will feel as dramatic of a change as we’re used to seeing in new generations.”
Jumping from 720p to 4K is certainly a huge deal so visual fidelity seen in the upcoming games would be mind-blowing. If you want premium experience from your gaming, then we seriously advise you to wait until next year.
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Scorpio would be AR and VR ready, and by that, it means HoloLens. They provided us with our first look at the project at last year’s E3 but haven’t uttered a word about it since then. It seems that they want to keep the project under works until Xbox Scorpio is ready, so that they can show off both of their marvels at the same time. As mentioned before, the current version of Xbox isn’t powerful enough to run games at full HD, so there was absolutely no way it could support what HoloLens was trying to accomplish. A new hardware was needed and Microsoft came up with Xbox Scorpio. With its better hardware and probably some exclusives, it would become a force to be reckoned with, and most of the console savvy folks would prefer it. Only downside is that you will have to wait for a year, other than that, this is not the deal to miss out on.