The new and improved Xbox Scorpio has promised to be able to run games at 4K, but Phil Spencer has informed that developers don’t have to make their games run at 4K but can instead use the extra power how they see fit.
In an interview with MCV, Spencer informed that: “Scorpio is a 6 teraflop gaming machine, which will be a great gaming machine for true 4K gaming, giving you a native 4K frame buffer so you can see games in all their beauty, or if developers want to use those 6 teraflops in other ways they’re free to do that.”
The Xbox Scorpio boasts a GPU that can perform at 6 teraflops which gives the Scorpio the ability to function at native 4K, but 4K is useless without an appropriate TV to run it on.
The Xbox Scorpio is set to release in 2017. The other new console, the Xbox S (slim) will release in August for $399.