It is official. Microsoft has now confirmed that the Xbox Scorpio supports 4k. This is definitely going be a big plus for Xbox whose sales have taken a serious hit since the launch of the PS4. It is the real deal. On the other hand, PS4 Pro just upscales the resolution to cover the 4k screen.
For those of you did not get this, I will break the news to you in layman’s language. The PS4 Pro does not support real 4k gaming whereas the Xbox Scorpio supports 4k
‘Xbox Scorpio supports 4k.’ – Some more insight into the subject matter.
Xbox Scorpio can do so because it has almost 50% more power than its opponent.
4.14 Teraflops vs. 6 teraflops. In the gaming world, power means everything. The more, the better.
Earlier, reports surfaced which claimed that the PlayStation 4 Pro will also support 4k games but it turned out to be a mere hoax. PlayStation Pro will simply upscale the games to 4k.
The Xbox Scorpio is expected to hit the markets in holidays of 2017 whereas its counterpart will be available from November 10, 2016, and will be priced at $400. This means that the PS 4 Pro is going to have a huge lead by the time Scorpio enters the market.
Andrew House, Sony Executive said that most of the games that he has seen can be upscaled. According to him, it does not really matter whether the console supports 4k games natively or it upscales the games as long as it has a visible significant difference that enhances the gaming experience.
In a nutshell, he meant to say that experience matters more than specs and by upscaling the games, it won’t be wrong to say that Sony will be able to provide a better experience owing to its advanced algorithms. While this might be a bit annoying for the gamers, House never ruled out 4k nativity completely.
Though it might be off the table right now and maybe upscaling is the only feasible option right now, it won’t be wrong to hope for 4k nativity in the coming times. Because if Microsoft is giving it, how can Sony stay far behind?