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.
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.