Ori and the Blind Forest Dev Says Project Scorpio is a “Full-Blown Next Gen Machine”

As we approach this year’s E3, we will undoubtedly be hearing a lot more about Microsoft’s new console, code-named Project Scorpio. After a leak yesterday that showed us a variety of interesting technical specifications for Project Scorpio, Ori and the Blind Forest developer Thomas Mahler has added his own remarks as to the console’s capabilities. He says in a post that “Microsoft will need to make it clear that Scorpio…is a full blown next-gen machine that’s just backwards-compatible to your current library.” He also takes a pop at Sony’s PS4 Pro, saying it’s “kinda…a half-assed upgrade.” See the single post in full below, or click here to read the full thread on the NeoGAF forums.

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Do you agree with Mahler? These kind of comments could be a reflection of his personal experiences with the new console, or just an attempt to reverse the rather lukewarm attitude towards Microsoft that has developed after the cancellation of Scalebound and a relatively weak 2017 in terms of console exclusives. It’s also worth noting that Thomas Mahler’s game development company, named Moon Studios, are in a development and distribution deal with Microsoft. Make of that what you will, and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Published by Ben Hutchings - Senior Editor

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