Not all games run at 4K/60fps on Scorpio, depends on devs

Penello says resource allocation will be down to developers.

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Even though Microsoft hasn't really given us the full rundown of what Project Scorpio will be, we know it's a new Microsoft console capable of displaying 4K native resolutions. We expect that Microsoft's own titles will run in 4K, but that doesn't mean that all games will run like that on Scorpio.

In an interview with The Inner Circle Microsoft's Albert Penello clarified that the 4K/60fps standard is within their own goals and that the same standard won't be forced on other developers. They will be able to take advantage of the hardware's extra juice in whatever way they please, so it's possible that we'll get games that run in 1080p with all graphical settings on high, for instance.

"You have to have a goal. When you decide to do a piece of technology...when you want to launch, how much do you want it to cost...and there are all these decisions. At some point you have to say that this is what we want to do. So Phil kind of teased this up...we didn't...and this is not a slam on anybody...we didn't want to take a half step. Phil used to run studios and he is got all this studio guys and all these technology guys and he said if we are going to do this we need to make sure that we make a technology goal for ourselves."

"So the goal was can we take the same level of graphics, the same frame rate, the same lighting effects, same number of enemies and AI on screen and deliver that in 4K. No compromises. I don't have to half the number of enemies on screen, I don't have to reduce the effects, I don't have to make the game smaller. I should be able to take an Xbox One game today that is in 1080p and 60fps and I want to do 4K/60fps on this new box. And we built the box to deliver that goal. So we know the box will do what we want it to do."

"I think people get confused and say our messaging is weird. Not every developer is going to use it that way. Not every developer is going to decide to take that 6TFLOPs and do 4K/60fps with it. They might decide for their game, their engine that they want to do something different and that's fine. But our goal is to build a box that deliver true 4K games at the same level of fidelity that you see on your current Xbox One games. That is the box we are building. We know we can do it. We wouldn't have went out and said it if we didn't think we could do it. We have a lot of work ahead to do it but that is our goal."

"I am not saying every game will be 4K/60fps but developers may not choose to do that."

Not all games run at 4K/60fps on Scorpio, depends on devs

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