Xbox Just Changed An Important Detail Of Their Upcoming VR Console
Some light has been shed on the games that will play on the mysterious 'Project Scorpio' console.
At E3 in June, when Microsoft announced its super-powerful Project Scorpio console, due next year, it said there would be no exclusive titles that did not also work on the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Turns out, this was not strictly true.
At Gamescom this week, Xbox marketing chief Aaron Greenberg told Engadget that there would be virtual reality games which ONLY Project Scorpio would be powerful enough to run.
First up, yay for VR gaming on the next-gen console!
Secondly, the statement originally made at E3 was apparently referring to the fact that everything made for Xbox One will work on the 4K gaming capable Project Scorpio too.
To clarify Greenberg said that Microsoft is "not going to have console-exclusive games for Project Scorpio," as it doesn't "think of [high-fidelity VR] as console gaming, and so with the VR experiences those will be new things that you will get on Project Scorpio."
While we know Project Scorpio will work with a VR headset it’s still not clear which will team-up with the console to immerse gamers. But Intel did just show off its new 'Project Alloy' which works with Windows 10 and uses cameras to deliver both virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. This even recognises the wearer’s hands and room around them, making for some cool gaming interactivity possibilities.
The 4K console that is Project Scorpio is expected to launch in a “holiday 2017” period. Don’t expect it to be cheap.
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