Project Scorpio To Close Console Generations
Last E3, Microsoft wowed us all with the unveil of Project Scorpio, the Xbox One successor.
As it turns out, Project Scorpio is being played close to the chest; Microsoft is betting a lot on this one. Instead of shipping out a ground breaking device alone, they plan on breaking the meta and putting a close to the console generations.
“For us, we think the future is without console generations,” stated Aaron Greenberg. “We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware – we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying, ‘This isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works. ‘We think of this as a family of devices.”
From their standpoint, Microsoft wants to put an end to the so-called “console war” and create a hub for everyone to use and enjoy. In a way, it feels somewhat similar to what Valve is doing with Steam – all of my PC game collection is located on a single platform.
Although their mind is pretty set on the idea, it appears as though they will test the grounds first. In a comment said by Greenberg, the man claimed that it will be a learning experience for the company.
“But we’ll see,” he said. “We’re going to learn from this, we’re going to see how that goes. So far I’d say, based on the reaction, there appears to be a lot of demand and interest around Project Scorpio, and we think it’s going to be a pretty big success. If the games and the content deliver, which I think they will do, I think it will change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”
When the Xbox One was initially announced, Microsoft claimed that it will be an evolving machine. Besides adding new features and changing the hub here and there, the console didn’t very much progress, especially in terms of power. Additionally, many other “confirmed” features ended up being dropped, leaving Microsoft in a position where mass fans dictated what stays and what goes.
It will definitely be interesting to see how Project Scorpio will fair against the current generation of console, what it will offer, and how it plans on ruling over console gaming.
We might learn a little more about Project Scorpio during Gamescom, so stay tuned for any updates!