Xbox Scorpio Will Run Some Xbox One Games Better, Phil Spencer Says
At their E3 briefing, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Scorpio. It has been revealed by Microsoft that the Xbox One S will not give a power boost, it’ll just have better form-factor, more storage and 4K movie support. However, their upcoming console, codenamed Project Scorpio, will give us a huge power boost.
Head of the Xbox Division at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, said during E3 that the games that use dynamic scaling will run a “little better” on the Xbox Scorpio.
Phil Spencer gave us the example of Halo 5, he said “If you look at a game like Halo 5, it implements something called dynamic scaling”. He further explained that dynamic scaling is when scenes get more complex and hard-to-render, the frame rate drops below 60FPS on the Xbox One. In order to maintain the 60FPS mark, the resolution will be lowered. He further stated that “they’re not the only game that does this”.
This makes sense, as the Xbox Scorpio will be more powerful than the Xbox One, it will have the power to run even the most complex scenes at peak frame rate. So, the resolution won’t have to be lowered, and this will make the Xbox Scorpio run the game better than the Xbox One.
Spencer didn’t talk about any other examples though, but all the games that use dynamic-scaling will run slightly better on the Xbox Scorpio. Games like DOOM, The Witcher 3 and The Division, all use dynamic-scaling and they’ll run better on the upcoming console.