Microsoft will reportedly have the edge over the PlayStation 4 Neo with its rumored Xbox One Scorpio console in terms of performance.
The format holder is keen to avoid a similar situation to the PS4 vs Xbox One fiasco, where a number of games for Xbox One ran at a lower resolution and/or frame rate on Microsoft’s system.
According to Polygon, Microsoft is aiming for 6 teraflops peak power for the Scorpio, which is a noticeable improvement over the PS4 Neo’s reported peak power of 4.14 teraflops. While this would suggest the system will be more expensive than Sony’s offering, Microsoft is apparently still working out the kinks in regards to costs.
Scorpio isn’t the only new hardware that Microsoft is working on; the company is also rumored to be releasing an Xbox One Slim this summer, though a price has yet to be decided. The Scorpio is reportedly due for release in late 2017.
Rumors have been doing the rounds regarding a PS4K Neo for the last few months now. Originally, it was suggested the system will be released this holiday season priced at $400, although later reports pegged a March 2017 launch on the console.
Regardless, it is believed PS4K Neo will be announced prior to the launch of PlayStation VR this October, and will skip E3 completely.