During an interview a developer said Xbox Scorpio will dominate with its performance, 4K and 60fps will give it an edge over the PS4. Though we’re optimistic about the future of these consoles, it’s still a bit worrying that they are basically held back by the older iterations and the price. 4K 60fps is great, just hope there’s a bit more to it than that. Plus, the new console is predicted to cost $800 which is huge.
Xbox Scorpio is predicted to cost $800
In a recent interview with Levelup, Spencer reiterated that the Scorpio will be a “premium device.” “Scorpio will be a premium console; It will cost more than [the Xbox One] S obviously. That’s how we’re building it. We haven’t announced price points for Scorpio yet, but I want to make sure that the investments we’re putting into the product of Scorpio meets the demands of the higher end customer, and that will be a higher price.”
Itechpost predicts the price to be around $800. However, Xbox Scorpio won’t be 4K for the majority of games it doesn’t have the power for. Only first party, remasters and indies will run in 4K. It’s not even on par with a GTX 1070 (maybe a GTX 1060 at best). And that struggles to run games at 4K let alone in another years time when they’re much more demanding. The reason why it probably won’t come out until almost 2017 is because of production cost. They’re waiting so they’re cheaper to make and by the time it does come out there will be much better value hardware out anyway. So, it’s basically already obsolete for what it’s trying to achieve.
Both Nintendo and Sony played it safe. When they announce their consoles they want all eyes to be on them. That’s why they knew Microsoft was going to make announcements at E3 which would cause a lot of problems if Sony and Nintendo marched in announcing their new consoles. It’s a very smart move and it paid off. All 3 of them have their consoles revealed to the public, the PS4 Pro is already out, now the fans just have to wait for the Switch and Xbox Scorpio in 2017.