We all know that Xbox One Scorpio is going to be more powerful than any of its closest competitors. However in the most recent episode of Pachter Factor, the show’s host Michael Pachter was responding to a fan question regarding Xbox One Scorpio and it being a next-gen console, and he believes that Scorpio being 4k isn’t that big of a deal.
Pachter stated that power is not that important anymore , he further clarified his stance by adding that yes a console does need greater power to do more things , but we are now in an age where graphics look like movies, and he gave examples of PS4 exclusives such as Uncharted 4, The Last Of Us and Horizon Zero Dawn as being games which have amazing graphics and yet the average consumer might not be interested in a minute difference in computational power and graphical capabilities .
” I don’t think it matters. We can go from 1080p which is 2million pixels on the screen to 4K which is 8 million pixels on the screen, and although that’s 6 million more pixels and 4 times the graphic intensity. That’s like taking a photo from a iPhone 3 or 4 with a 2 mega-pixel camera and compare it with a photo of an iPhone 7 which has a 10 or 12 mega-pixel camera.”
He further went on to say you obviously will be able to see the difference on a 100 inch screen , however most of us are playing games on a 32 -55 inch screen, and hence we wont be able to make out a significant difference.
“Scorpio is going to be 4K , What does 4K mean? 8 million pixels. It’s 4 times as many pixels as 1080p. Yes that requires a butt load of processing power but it isn’t that big of a deal”
He then went on to add that he himself has a PS4 Pro and he cant tell the difference from a standard PS4 on his TV. Pachter believes that next-gen consoles aren’t going to do much more than this , and was of the opinion that the average gamer will not be concerned with a slight improvement in graphics or the amount of characters on the screen. Thus implying that although the Xbox One Scorpio will be great for the gaming industry , when looking at it from the average gamers point of view it really does seem like a big deal.
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