Microsoft Says First-Party Games Are Critical To The Launch Of Project Scorpio

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Microsoft plans to launch their updated Xbox console, named Project Scorpio, this holdiay season. All Xbox One games will be playable on the new console and Xbox head Phil Spencer recently stressed that he believes it is critical for Microsoft's first-party games to be ready for the system's launch.

"Having our [first-party] games ready for Scorpio is critical," Spencer said on Twitter in response to a question of whether or not Scorpio would have any launch games.

While "ready" is a bit vague, we've got a few guesses as to what Spencer meant. He could be talking about updated support for the increased power of Project Scorpio – so Day One patches for all Microsoft games. That would make sense given that Project Scorpio is the platform-holder for Microsoft's current gen of consoles. So to support the launch, they'd want to make sure that they have content ready for it.

And given the announcement trailer from last year's E3 featured devs from big-name studios like EA and Bethesda, we could also be seeing games from those publishers with updates for Scorpio's launch as well.

Spencer also tweeted about how he is "very focused" on first-party games.

In addition to all Xbox One games, Project Scorpio will support all existing controllers and accessories. While Microsoft does call the Scorpio a "premium device" that will have a higher price tag than the Xbox One S (which starts at $300), the price is still unknown. The Scorpio is expected to have better performance than the PS Pro, however, which means it may be more expensive than the PlayStation 4k Console.

A product page for the console is up on the Microsoft Store, but you can't preorder yet. VR support is still in question after Microsoft dropped it from the product page.


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