Project Scorpio E3 2016 reveal was a response to PS4 Pro leaks, console will play 4K UWP PC video games natively – hearsay

The PS4 Pro leaks pressured Microsoft’s hand in unveiling Project Scorpio at E3 earlier this 12 months, regardless of having beforehand solely confirmed it to a couple builders, in keeping with this report.


Windows Central is reporting that the fixed PlayStation four Pro leaks, beforehand known as Neo, resulted in Microsoft’s determination to indicate Project Scorpio at E3 2016 back in June. Previously, the console was identified solely to a couple choose builders.

Citing a “credible source”, the report goes on to speak about a few of Microsoft’s plans for Scorpio. Scorpio will supposedly have the ability to run 4K UWP video games obtainable right now on PC natively. 4K enabled variations of Gears of War four and Forza Horizon three are stated to be among the many high candidates.

Developers will solely have to make “trivial” adjustments to permit any UWP recreation to work on Scorpio. “Natively” right here greater than seemingly refers to how straightforward it presumably is to get Windows 10 UWP video games to run on a number of platforms, and never in native the 4K decision sense.

On the event finish, the report says Microsoft is planning to have all Scorpio improvement kits be a “one-stop shop” for all improvement on the platform. The package will enable builders to check the sport on totally different configurations, together with an Xbox One-specific mode that mimics the present console’s efficiency.

Games will have the ability to detect the used to run them, and obtain the required property. Gwetn: The Witcher Card Game, Cuphead, and Everspace have been cited as examples of how current Windows 10 UWP video games already help Scorpio, in a way, simply by advantage of being UWP apps.

There’s extra on the hyperlink, together with just a few snippets on Scorpio’s OS, and extra.