tech2 News StaffSep 19, 2016 09:33:26 IST
Microsoft has confirmed that at least some of the games developed for the Xbox Scorpio will natively support 4K resolutions.
Referring to games developed by Microsoft for the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft Studios publishing manager Shannon Loftis told USA Today, "Any games we're making that we're launching in the Scorpio time frame, we're making sure they can natively render at 4K."
The recently announced PlayStation Pro console was expected to support 4K as well, but Sony has since confirmed that the console will only upscale games to 4K rather than render them natively. Sony claims to be using advanced algorithms to achieve this.
The Xbox Scorpio is expected to arrive in “Holiday 2017,” giving the PlayStation 4 Pro a huge lead in the market. The PlayStation 4 Pro will be available for purchase starting 10 November this year at a price of $400 (around Rs 27,000).
However, Microsoft claims that the Xbox Scorpio will be almost 50 percent more powerful than the PlayStation 4 Pro (six TFLOPS vs. 4.14 TFLOPS). It’s clear from Loftis’ statement that the Xbox Scorpio will be capable of 4K gaming, but it’s also clear that other developers don’t necessarily have to support 4K.
Also, did you know that your PlayStation 4 now supports HDR?