Project Scorpio won’t come out until the second half of 2017, so we’re still learning about how the new console will fit in to Microsoft’s overall strategy moving forward. The tech giant has stated very plainly that Project Scorpio will not be replacing the Xbox One. The folks at Xbox believe that console generations are done, and will consider the Xbox One, Windows 10, and Project Scorpio a singular ecosystem; a family of devices. That means that all games that come out for Project Scorpio should work on Xbox One as well. In Microsoft’s E3 presence, it mentioned that no one will get left behind. “When you’re buying a console game from us,” Phil Spencer told Eurogamer , “you know that console game will run on your original Xbox.”
VR is a different story, however. The Xbox One’s GPU isn’t powerful enough to provide a stable, enjoyable virtual reality experience, but Project Scorpio will be more than capable. To that end, we should expect to see Project-Scorpio-Exclusive VR titles. Xbox marketing chief Aaron Greenberg considers VR its own platform. “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.” In other words, Xbox One owners, you’re getting left behind.