Microsoft has mentioned Project Scorpio, its new high-end model of Xbox One, is designed to “win developers back.” Speaking to Eurogamer, company vice chairman of Xbox and Windows gaming Mike Ybarra mentioned it desires to foster a relationship much like the one it had with builders throughout the Xbox 360’s life.
“The team looked back at developers and the developer relationship we have,” he mentioned. “With Xbox 360 we had the very best platform for builders, [with Xbox One] we type of misplaced that in a two-year timeframe, so we mentioned how can we win the mind-share of these builders again?
“We want the best games running on our box and there are tools, devkits and some arrows like that to win the developers back. So that was a big priority for us as we approached this product.”
Ybarra added that Microsoft has been targeted on making certain that builders have a toolset that enables them to “create the absolute best version of [their] games.” This, he continued, was so as to “win the hearts and minds of developers” once more.
The choice to launch a brand new, extra highly effective model of the Xbox One was additionally influenced by the iteration mannequin established by the cell phone trade.
“When you think about phones, for example, consumers are buying phones more frequently than we’ve ever seen,” Ybarra defined. “[Consumer] expectation of know-how is that they not want to attend for it, it is instantly there in entrance of them and so they count on all of their content material to circulate throughout these units, too.
“And so when you see people buy phones, their apps just download and they just keep going and it works seamlessly for them. Same with 4K TVs. 4K TVs are one of the biggest holiday items this past year. People are expecting this new technology faster than I’ve ever seen and when you think about the console business, that’s kind of in conflict to that, because it’s like here’s a console and for the next five to seven years, you’re on that physical box.”
Of course, Ybarra additionally famous that this new method carries with it inherent dangers.
“We’re taking that big risk to release something we know consumers want,” he mentioned. “And adopting that business model, that’s where the risk comes in–it’s in the business model of saying let’s change things up and let’s give consumers what they want, sooner.”
Hardware specs for Project Scoripio have additionally been revealed and the console seems to be to be as highly effective as Microsoft initially touted it to be, with is past what we have seen within the present console technology.