Microsoft confirmed that an upgraded Xbox One is in the works which at the moment, is still under the Project Scorpio moniker. Now the question is, with the obviously upgraded hardware, will we be seeing games designed specifically to take advantage of all this horsepower? The good news is that the answer is no.
In a tweet by Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, he confirmed that there would be no Scorpio-exclusive games. What this means is that if a developer creates a game for the Xbox One, it will work across the board regardless of whether you own the original Xbox One console, the Xbox One S (which apparently is ever-so-slightly more powerful), or Project Scorpio.
Greenberg writes, “Great thing is with Project Scorpio as part of #XboxOne family all your games will work, no Scorpio exclusives, so no one gets left behind.” Sure, it is possible and very likely that games on Project Scorpio could end up looking better due to the improved hardware, but it seems like that’s about it.
In a way it’s kind of like PC games, where gamers with more powerful PCs can benefit from the higher settings, and gamers with less powerful hardware will have to play on lower settings, but at the end of the day, everyone still gets to play the game. In a way this is similar to what Sony is doing with their upgraded PS4, which they had confirmed but did not showcase at E3, in which Sony said “All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4.”