We first came to know about Project Scorpio in the Q3 of 2016. A lot of questions have cropped up since then as to whether this will be an improved version of Xbox, or a different project altogether. However, some recent inferences have given some hints to make a dependendable predictions on the final outcome of the technology
Project Scorpio is believed to be the most advanced console ever made. Microsoft claimed that this would run 6 teraflops of computational power which seems incredible. Microsoft is focussing on giving 4K ultra HD resolution gaming with Project Scorpio which has remained a challenge for many other Console manufacturers. Xbox One currently runs on 1.3 teraflops and enabling to run on a system nearly 5 times faster will indeed be a milestone. The emergence of advancements in gaming experience the one like Project Scorpion will redefine VR technology and take it to a different dimension.
Project Scorpio will bring life-like VR experiences to gamers.
Microsoft is also working on a VR headset with the technology that will result from the project. This will bring a lot of improvements to all advanced headsets we see in the market. It will be interesting to watch whether Microsoft will offer VR headset of its own or provide this technology to other headsets available in the market.
Project Scorpio will be working on both front and back of the headset which we cannot get to see in all available headsets. It is important to note that Project Scorpio will not have games especially made for it.
Scorpion is a very ambitious project by its maker as Microsoft has named it “premium product”. This made many people to make a prediction that the the advanced technology will enable be available at very expensive price. On the contrary, The head of Xbox Phil Spencer’s words prove the falsity of these estimations. He said,
“When we designed Scorpio we really thought about this balanced rig that could come together at a price-point. Like, I want Scorpio to be at a console price-point, I’m not trying to go and compete with a high-end rig. And because we’re building one spec, we’re able to look at the balance between all the components and make sure that it’s something we really hit that matters to consumers and gamers.”
Project Scorpio will be working on the same operating system of Xbox One,
using the same features like the voice assistant tool Cortana, and background music and all other specifications. It is evident that Microsoft is working in the dark and may reveal a much better and feature-packed VR experience once the project gets the final shape.
Microsoft is exploring an innovative approach named “Project Helix” to bring advancement to games that run on Xbox one and PCs. Microsoft is beaming the process via a parallel mode of operation which enables the developers games for the Windows 10.The development kits enable the simulation of natural environments for Xbox One and all types of PCs. The Universal Windows Platform will be compatible for the games that will run on Scorpio.
Microsoft has entered into hardware game streams in the recent past. However all features Scorpio will sport are not revealed yet. But it will not be wrong to say that it will redefine the VR technology in the coming years.