Microsoft quickly grabbed the microphone after the presentation of the PlayStation 4 Pro.
We quickly learned that the new Sony console would not play 4K Blu-ray movies, and the Redmond-based company reflected with a comment that says the Project Scorpio will launch with a UHD-drive, similarly to the recently released Xbox One S.
SIE-boss Andrew House says that they believe in streaming movies, and they think it will be the future. They won’t be able to patch 4K Blu-ray support in, either. That comment doesn’t explain why the PS4 Pro can make screenshots on 4K but stick to videos only on 1080p…
That’s not all: Microsoft also said that the Scorpio would be the strongest console when it launches, but the price isn’t confirmed yet. Senior product management and planning director Albert Penello said the following in his interview with Polygon: „We know it’s important to deliver an experience that demonstrates the power gap between [the PS4 Pro and Scorpio] at a price that makes sense to console gamers.” (Which means they might be forced to launch the Project Scorpio for 400 dollars/euros.)
Penello also added the following regarding HDR for the basic Xbox One: „Until I know more about how they’re [Sony] doing it, I can’t speak to whether or not we can offer something similar.”
We’ll see about it during 2017’s Holiday season.