Microsoft reiterates 'no one left behind' message regarding Scorpio and games
Games will have to be made for all the Xbox One consoles. Period.
With the announcement of Project Scorpio and the immense graphical power it promises, there was a lingering fear that developers could decide to focus solely on the new console, freezing out owners of the current consoles.
In our interview with Xbox Services GM, Dave McCarthy, we got what appears to be a definitive answer on the matter. And it's good news for current owners and future buyers of the Xbox One S.
It seems pretty emphatic, so right now we have no trouble in taking his word for it. It's also not that hard to believe, either. PC developers currently target a wide range of frame rates and resolutions, all the way up to 4K. The difference in what you can get comes down to your own hardware, not the game you're playing.
While there are going to be things in Scorpio that developers can target and take advantage of, the key information is that those of us on the existing console won't be left behind. The Xbox One ecosystem is broadening and becoming a little less linear and a little more like the PC space. That's not a bad thing, at all, so long as everyone gets to play.
One of the key messages from E3 this year is "play anywhere" and "play without boundaries." Scorpio it seems is just another piece in that puzzle.
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I do imagine at some point, after a few upgrades, they'll start cutting off systems, but then again they might just let you play at horrible performance hoping you'll upgrade.
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None. Not even a firmware upgrade like Cyan. There's an Extras+Infos update that fakes the name of the firmware version, but it's plain old Cyan and you can see it after a hard reset (firmware is preserved). Sent from Bikini Bottom via my ShellPhone 950 XL
"No one left behind."
"They're totally going to leave everyone behind."