Xbox Boss Talks About A Netflix For Games, "Upping" First-Party Investment

First, here's 1080p versus downsampled 1080p, versus 4K in a BioShock Infinite-like tech demo with a steampunk aesthetic.

A lot of these technical arguments, however, strike me as somewhat avoiding the key question of whether Scorpio represents any kind of meaningful leap, or is just a graphics box on which you'll be playing functionally identical Xbox One and PS4 games.

While Microsoft's initial reveal of Project Scorpio placed heavy emphasis on 4K gaming, the huge GPU upgrade relative to the Xbox One is going to bring a big visual upgrade for the majority of us still using 1080p, too.

In the first set of screenshots from Windows Central below, the first image represents the tech demo running at 1080p on an Xbox One, while the second screenshot shows the same software running at native 4K on Scorpio.

As regular readers know, I'm unsure about who exactly Scorpio is aimed at, something that Spencer addresses here by saying it's for "the console customer who wants the best version of the console games on their television".

The left-hand picture shows native Xbox One assets on a 4K display, and the right side has been patched with 4K assets.

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The same could be said with the initial releases of the original PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One and it is possible that the same thing could happen again.

The Microsoft team also put together a ladybug demo to show how Project Scorpio could boost graphical fidelity in other ways.

The problem is not with the hardwares on Project Scorpio but on the timing of the console's release. However, it's also cheaper than what many were expecting considering how much powerful Project Scorpio is supposed to be.

We expect devs to do some unbelievable things with Microsoft's new 4K Xbox, and Microsoft will no-doubt showcase some impressive surprises at E3 2017.

Then of course there will also be added benefits like the console's full HDR power, 4K gaming DVR capacity, 4K UHD Blu-ray playback and expected audio support specs among other goodies.

Despite Spencer's confident tone on Project Scorpio, he acknowledged that great games are what make a system.

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