Does anyone here use their home theater for gaming? I have an X-Box one that I basically purchased for Forza 6. It is still the only game that I own, and I am OK with that. However, this upcoming Project Scorpio has me excited (and I don’t even have a 4k set yet!). Although, when playing an updated 4k game with a 1080p set, gamers will still see an improvement because Project Scorpio employs supersampling technology, rendering games at a higher-than-1080p resolution before downscaling to 1080p.
Supersampling will help remove all forms jagged edged that you are used to seeing when rendering the game at the displays native resolution. Finally, you can have smoother, more realistic gaming with games that are built for Scorpio.
For games that aren’t updated to support 4K, the extra horsepower in Project Scorpio will automatically run games better than the Xbox One, without needing to enable a ‘Boost Mode’ like on the PS4 Pro. According to this report, games that use dynamic resolutions will hit their target resolution more frequently on Scorpio, while frame rates will more consistently hit their target, resulting in fewer frame drops and stutters.
Windows Central also mentions that at Scorpio’s launch, both the Xbox One and Project Scorpio will support Shader Model 6, a new API for shading that should improve efficiency on both consoles.
Project Scorpio will be released during the 2017 holiday period. The Microsoft Store already has a product page for Scorpio, although you can’t pre-order or buy the console just yet.