As technology gets more and more hi-tech, so do existing video game systems. No, we’re not talking about the PS5 or whatever the fourth installment of the Xbox will be. The Xbox One is about to be remade into a system that is compatible with 4K called Project Scorpio.
The main reason Microsoft is making the Project Scorpio is because of the demand of gamers wanting to play with the newest possible technology. Sony was already ahead of the game with the PS4 Pro and Microsoft had only scratched the surface with the Xbox One S.
I’ve spent some time talking about why Microsoft had to make the Project Scorpio, but I never really said what Project Scorpio actually. Given that not a lot of information is out there about Project Scorpio, we know three things:
- Project Scorpio is a 4K-equipped Xbox One.
- Microsoft said that the game will be released at the end of 2017.
- Be ready to spend a bit of money; it is expected to cost more than the Xbox One and the Xbox One S.
Project Scorpio is said to have six teraflops. In computer science, flops measure computing power, so six teraflops is crap ton of power, likely faster than Usain Bolt running the 100-meter dash with the wind to his back.
There’s more to what makes Project Scorpio what it is, but I don’t want to write what will end up being a term paper on it. Just know that Microsoft did spend a lot of time on Project Scorpio, having had to analyze how the current Xbox One runs and what can be done to improve on it.
“The capability to build a game that actually takes advantage of different hardware capabilities is part of any third-party dev ecosystem, or anybody who’s targeting Windows and console at the same time,” said Xbox head Phil Spencer about the system.
For a more in-depth look at Project Scorpio, including what it’s made of, why it was made and how it will affect Xbox One game play as a whole, you can read the article here.