Microsoft exploring virtual reality options for Project Scorpio

Microsoft exploring virtual reality options for Project Scorpio
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Microsoft said it’s exploring virtual reality options for its Project Scorpio console, due out during “holiday season” 2017.

In an interview with USA Today, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis said the games for the console, which will support VR, will also be able to render at 4k.

“Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio timeframe, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4k,” she said.


This is in contrast to Sony’s new PS4 Pro, due for release in November, which may need to upscale some of its games to run at 4k resolution.

“I would say the majority will be upscaled – at least based on the game portfolio I have seen to date,” Sony’s Andrew House told Digital Spy this week.


Neither the PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio consoles are ‘next gen’ offerings from Sony and Microsoft, but rather high end or upgraded versions of what’s already out there.

The fact that both can support virtual reality headsets isn’t a coincidence either with Sony’s Playstation VR release is due out this October and whatever Microsoft may be working on yet to be confirmed.

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