Phil Spencer considers PlayStation 4 Pro an Xbox One S competitor

Xbox chief Phil Spencer does not think of the PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro) as a direct competitor to the just-announced Xbox One X.

Xbox One X will release on November 7th but the price for the console in India is yet to be released.

Microsoft finally unveiled Project Scorpio this week as the Xbox One X at its E3 2017 press conference. According to Phil Spencer, PlayStation 4 Pro is a Xbox One S competitor and PlayStation 4 Pro is not in the same league, "just look at the specs", says Spencer. However, many may also argue that the selection of games are what truly matters on consoles, and with most Xbox titles also available on PC as well, Microsoft's latest console doesn't have much exclusivity to offer.

Xbox One X will retail for $499 (£449 in the UK) this fall, which is $100 (£78) more expensive than the PS4 Pro.

"I think that the console looks great but when you boil it all down, we got a lot of console launch exclusives but we didn't get any real, meaningful first-party titles".

The new Xbox One X will arrive in homes with plenty of games ready to play in full 4K quality.

The added services will surely attract new buyers to both the console and more importantly to the Game Pass as well. "There's nothing technically that would keep any game a console game maker is building who wants to take advantage of the capability here from making Xbox One X the very best version of every one of those games".

"Emulation is hard. Xbox 360 specifically is a PowerPC chip, emulated to x86, which is difficult". Microsoft unveiled an augmented reality headset called Hololens previous year, so it seems that Xbox might be working to integrate that technology into their platform.

In another news, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra revealed on Twitter the working of original Xbox backward compatibility is not going to be different than what we have seen with Xbox 360: Put Disc In, Download and Play.

  • Arturo Norris