The current generation of consoles is still relatively young, but that hasn’t stopped both Sony and Microsoft from announcing more powerful, 4K ready machines.
With 8 CPU cores (the most powerful GPU ever put into a games console) and 6 teraflops of power, the Xbox Scorpio is undeniably a more powerful beast than the PlayStation 4K.
PlayStation Boss Shuhei Yoshida recently spoke to Gameswelt about his reaction to Project Scorpio:
Yeah yeah, I was surprised because I wasn’t expecting [them to talk about it]. It’s very, very, super interesting [to hear] what they are doing.
While everyone was expecting Microsoft to announce the Xbox One S at E3 (which they did) the Scorpio announcement was indeed something of a surprise – especially considering it won’t be with us till “Holiday 2017”.
With Project Scorpio hogging a great deal of the E3 spotlight, many people wondered whether or not Sony would pull out a cheeky surprise reveal of their own.
Yoshida explained why they haven’t talked in more detail, about their new PS4 just yet:
We are not talking about the new high-end PS4 that we are working on. When we have enough information and preparation, we’ll talk about it.
Fair enough. While the Xbox Scorpio and PS4K are still technically part of this console life-cycle, it’ll be nice (for those who can afford it) to have a super powerful high-end option.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.