2017 Scorpio Update: Scorpio's Lack of Exclusives Can Hurt It A Little But VR Support Will Likely Make Up For It

By LJ Joseph, Posted: 05/18/17 03:54AM EDT

The Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro alongside the just-released Nintendo Switch represent brand new console hardware by all three major console manufacturers, released at roughly the same time. At any other time, something like this would mark the beginning of a new generation of consoles.

2017 Xbox Scorpio VR Support Details Revealed

Gaming Bolt reported that Jean-François Fiset, the Community Manager of Parabole, who are currently working on Kona, claimed that Microsoft and Sony are making more powerful versions of their respective console. Hence, developers still have to make sure their games run on the regular version.

According to Fiset, it might- but if the system launches with full VR support right off the bat since VR games will be exclusive only to the Xbox One Scorpio in the Xbox ecosystem. "The lack of exclusives can hurt a little, but if the full VR support is there on release, it will most likely make up for it," he said.

That's more or less a sensible stance to take as the question of the viability of VR games for the larger market is one that still remains. This will be something that fans will only be sure of more as time goes on.

2017 Xbox Scorpio Specs And Price Revealed

According to Isports Times, the Scorpio uses an eight-core processor, likely from AMD although not officially stated, running at 2.3GHz. Seasoned PC gamers might not think this sound like a lot and indeed it isn't.

However, keep in mind console processors are packed into an incredibly tight space, and more GHz means more heat. This is still a substantial boost over the Xbox One, whose eight cores ran at 1.75GHz.

 When it comes to graphics, the Scorpio will get a GPU with 40 compute units running at a seriously impressive 1172MHz. Even more startling is the massive 12GB of GDDR5 memory, which is a handy combination of more and faster memory.

This 12GB will be shared by the whole system. Hence, some of the memory space will be reserved for the CPU with the rest going to the GPU.

As for the price, it is safe to expect that the device will cost at least a little more than the PS4 Pro. Sony's machine hit the market at $399/£349, so users can assume a price point around $450-$500.

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