The new console codenamed Project Scorpio is a much more powerful upgrade to the Xbox One than the PlayStation 4 Pro is to the PS4, according to the latest word from a game developer.
Thomas Mahler, the creator of Ori and the Blind Forest, left his comments about the power of both consoles in a thread on NeoGAF.
“Microsoft will have to do a little work to make it clear to everyone that Scorpio isn’t just a half-assed upgrade (which the PS4 Pro kinda is…), but a full blown next-gen machine that’s just backwards-compatible to your current library,” Mahler said.
Acccording to Mahler, Sony was able to make the PS4 Pro so quickly because it’s just a “beefier” version of the original PS4. From what he’s seen of the Scorpio, though, it’s a “next-gen machine” that’s also capable of playing the Xbox One’s library of games.
Of course, Mahler’s word should be taken with a grain of salt—his last game, Ori and the Blind Forest, released only on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, so it’s pretty clear that he prefers developing games for Microsoft’s systems.
Microsoft itself hasn’t revealed much about Scorpio yet, but it’s possible that we’ll hear some news at or even before E3. Project Scorpio is expected to launch around the 2017 holiday season.
Source: Thomas Mahler on NeoGAF