Xbox VR Games Expected to be Exclusive to Scorpio, Despite Cross-Platform Promise

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Despite assuring consumers that there won't be any Project Scorpio-exclusive games, as all titles would also work with the original Xbox One, it looks like Microsoft’s ultra-powerful upcoming console will keep VR goodies all to itself.

Speaking to Engadget at Gamescom this week, Xbox marketing chief Aaron Greenberg said, “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.”

Meanwhile, here’s what Xbox boss Phil Spencer told Eurogamer at E3: "When you're buying a console game from us, you know that console game will run on your original Xbox."

So thanks to a technicality, Microsoft doesn’t think it’s broken a promise or misled anyone. Sigh.

Scorpio, which is set to come out next year, will be a beast, with six teraflops of processing power -- enough to run 4K gaming experiences and "high fidelity" VR. Here’s what we know about it so far. [Engadget]