The “Project Scorpio” Xbox is coming, and it’s a monster. But the war for gamers’ hearts and minds is far from over.
Not long after Eurogamer confirmed our previous leaks about Scorpio features, several outlets published pieces pouring shade over the next Xbox, primarily in relation to the platform’s game lineup.
With Nintendo’s modestly specced Switch dominating the airwaves thanks to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and PlayStation enjoying a spate of awesome console exclusives, including Nier: Automata, Nioh, and Horizon Zero Dawn, it begs the question of what the Scorpio lineup will look like at launch, especially since Microsoft kicked off 2017 by canceling Scalebound.
The early years of the console wars were dominated by claims that Xbox wasn’t delivering powerful hardware, and now, it seems the narrative is shifting back towards games themselves. Microsoft is fully aware of this fact.