After the announcement of Project Scorpio during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year, it has almost felt like we have been left hanging and waiting for more juicy information to come. It has now come out in an interview that there will be virtual reality (VR) titles exclusive to the system, and logically so.
It is clear that those at Xbox do not want to make an exclusive console, which would be pretty limiting and counterintuitive to the plans that Microsoft has to make titles available across all of its platforms – PC and console.
In an interview with Engadget, Phil Spencer of Xbox shared that due to the fact that only Project Scorpio will support VR HMDs, there will inevitably be VR titles that only work with Project Scorpio – but in addition to this, everything that works on Xbox One will also be compatible with Project Scorpio. “We’re not going to have console-exclusive games for Project Scorpio. It’s one ecosystem — whether you have an Xbox One S or Project Scorpio, we don’t want anyone to be left behind.
“Now, with the power and capabilities we have, we’ll be able to do high-fidelity VR. Now, that space, we don’t think of that as console gaming, we think of that as high-fidelity VR, and so with the VR experiences those will be new things that you will get on Project Scorpio.”
Therefore, it doesn’t seem as though this exclusivity is meant with any intent, but it is just down to how much more Project Scorpio can handle with its six teraflops and 4K resolution.
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