Xbox Scorpio dev kits are already in circulation and details regarding some of its features have been shared with the online audience.
The Xbox Scorpio is Microsoft latest video game and home entertainment console. Now, dev kits are in circulations for video game developers to work on. As it turns out, one of the most unique features it holds lies right on the front plate; the FPS mini counter. In a video revealed on Twitter by Windows Central’s Jez Corden, we can see the mini counter display. The FPS count sticks to 60, while other graphs keep on moving and changing. Other information include Rd and Wr, which I believe stands for Read and Write.
— Jez Corden (@JezCorden) May 3, 2017
Being a dev kit and all, it is unlikely that all of the features showcases end up being in the final build. For developers, certain tools, such as a constant FPS counter, are useful. Consumers, on the other hand, don’t need such information. However, given the amount of complaints over frame rate on video games, a counter can be a double edge sword asset to have on a console.
In my opinion, the feature should stay. Users should also have access to a lot more tools and information, such as a controller battery level display, minutes left (or remaining) that synchronizes with videos being watched online, and other possible features.
We should learn a lot more on the Xbox Scorpio as we get closer to E3 this coming June. Retail price, power, exclusive titles and possibly an exact release date should be part of the information shared, so make sure you stay tuned.