Microsoft Project Scorpio Release Date, News & Update: Bill Gates’ Company Threatened By Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro? Will Run 4K UWP Games?

By Staff Reporter , Updated Nov 14, 2016 02:34 AM EST

It looks like Microsoft's Project Scorpio is up with a great competition as it is reportedly going head-to-head with PlayStation 4 Pro. In fact, the latest device the company is about to unveil will allegedly have the tech, features and specs that might bring its rivals down. Is Microsoft threatened by Sony's new game console?

In a report made by Windows Central, it noted that the continuous leaks of PlayStation 4 Pro pushed Microsoft to unveil the Microsoft Project Scorpio at E3 2016 last June. From keeping it away from the limelight, where only few selected developers know the project, the company founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen decided to reveal it to the public.

A credible source said that Microsoft Project Scorpio will run 4K UWP games that are now available on PC. If truth be told, the possible games that would be 4K enabled are "Gears of Wars 4 and "Forza Horizon 3."

For Microsoft Project Scorpio, all the developers have to do is to make some "trivial challenges" that will enable UWP games to run on the said game console. Naturally, it is most probably to get Windows 10 UWP games to work on multiple platforms compared to the 4K resolution.

The report also revealed that Microsoft is planning the Microsoft Project Scorpio to have a "one-stop shop" to have the all developments kit in one unit. It is eyeing that this kit will allow the developers to run the game on various configurations that include the Xbox One-specific mode that carries other consoles' performance.

Moreover, in a report made by PlayStation Lifestyle, it noted that Microsoft has spent a massive amount of money last October. It threw away a whopping $39.9 million for 16 commercials against the release of PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony, on the other hand, spent $12.1 million for 11 commercials. Evidently, it is indeed preparing for the release of Microsoft Project Scorpio.

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