During E3 2016, Microsoft announced Project Scorpio, the next gaming console from the company that promises to be more powerful than the Xbox One. At that time, we did not know very well if the system would have exclusive games, so this time Aaron Greenberg, head of marketing of Xbox, clarified the situation, explaining that the exclusivity will apply only on VR titles.
“We said we’re not going to have console-exclusive games for Project Scorpio. It’s one ecosystem–whether you have an Xbox One S or Project Scorpio, we don’t want anyone to be left behind,” said Greenberg in an interview with Engadget. “Now, with the power and capabilities we have, we’ll be able to do high-fidelity VR. Now, that space, we don’t think of that as console gaming, we think of that as high-fidelity VR, and so with the VR experiences those will be new things that you will get on Project Scorpio.”
Moreover, Greenberg spoke of backward compatibility, something that Microsoft is focusing for a long time, as the ability to play Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One.
“We’re saying, if you bought games and accessories for your Xbox One, or you buy an Xbox One S, those games and those accessories are going to work on Project Scorpio. When you think about backwards compatibility and our games lineup, we want gamers to know that when they’re ready to upgrade to Scorpio, that content will go with them. That’s our promise and commitment around compatibility.”
At this time, we do not have much information about Project Scorpio, so we will have to wait for some more details. The system is planned to debut in late 2017.