A couple of more details have been released surrounding Project Scorpio and various interesting comments are being made. Microsoft has confirmed all 1st party made games will run in native 4K resolution and the upcoming console will also have 12GB of RAM.
Project Scorpio is being heralded as very PC like in nature in terms of power. Moon Studios Director (Ori and the Blind Forest), Thomas Mahler, has weighed in on Project Scorpio vs the PS4 Pro debate:
Mahler added that because consoles now largely rely on the same system architecture, it’s remarkably easy for console manufacture to iterate on their machines, adding more power and features without completely cutting off those who own an older model. He said that the PlayStation 4 Pro is more of a “half-assed upgrade” than a substantial next step, and this can be supported in large part by looking at the current “better with PS4 Pro” lineup — only a handful of games are capable of running at a native 4K resolution, and several AAA releases don’t even upscale to that resolution, or support high-dynamic range.
Another interesting point is that the VR capabilities of Project Scorpio have been removed from Microsoft’s website. Some reports are coming that this is still an upcoming feature but it won’t be released when the new console comes out later in the year (bet on November). Microsoft won’t be pulling any punches when they likely unveil their new flagship console this year at E3.