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Xbox Scorpio vs PS4 Pro: The Truth About What To Expect

There has been a lot of misinterpretation by the media and consumers alike regarding the recently announced Xbox Scorpio specs and how it compares to the PS4 Pro. I've been hearing things like "Xbox Scorpio's massive power advantage..." or "the Xbox Scorpio specs blow the PS4 Pro's specs away..." etc which is not true. There is no question that the Scorpio will have more raw horsepower than the PS4 Pro, but if the reveal by Digital Foundry told us one thing, it's that the Xbox Scorpio is not a radical departure in hardware from the current consoles on the market including the Xbox One, PS4, and PS4 Pro. It essentially uses the same components from the same vendor (AMD) but just has faster versions of those components. It is basically a "supercharged" Xbox One/Ps4 but not anything fundamentally new. That's not to say games won't indeed look best on Scorpio but if you are thinking the difference will be massive over any console on t…

Predicting the Features Of the PlayStation 5

In my article "Top 5 Reasons Next Gen Gaming is Taking So Long", I mentioned that the rapidly evolving technology landscape was a big reason for extended console cycle seen in the Xbox360/PS3 generation. Now in 2017 we are more than 3 years into the 8th generation console cycle (PS4/Xbox One/Wii U) and there is an increasingly clear picture on where the future of gaming is heading.Tech like 4K, Virtual Reality, and cloud computing/streaming are all going to be a huge part of the future of gaming. While PS4 will introduce many of these capabilities, they won't be full fleshed out during the console's life cycle and we will not see the full realization of these technologies until the PS5. We also have the new wrinkle of console refreshes in PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio that are promising higher resolution versions of existing PS4/XB1 games with a focus on 4K. The reality is that neither platform will likely make 4K the standard for console games but will instead serve as …