Xbox Scorpio specs with 4K TV mandatory

By Alan Ng - Jun 15, 2016

Microsoft has given out some additional details on the upcoming Xbox Scorpio console, which we know will have the ability to output games at ultra 4K HD resolution.

This week though, Phil Spencer has emphasised that 4K is really the sole focal point of the console and if you don’t have a 4K or Ultra HD TV, you won’t be able to use Xbox Scorpio with it.

That means you are going to definitely need a TV upgrade if you are currently using an LED TV like millions of gamers will be. It’s interesting that Microsoft are putting this information out there straight away, so now is the time to start shopping around for those bargains before the Xbox Scorpio release date comes up.


It also suggests to us that if a 4K TV is mandatory with Xbox Scorpio, it will be needed for Sony’s PS4 Neo console as well once that is announced.

That makes events such as Black Friday 2016 very interesting in our opinion, with 4K TV sales bound to be going through the roof as buyers look to upgrade simply to support these new consoles.

Phil Spencer added, “Scorpio is for the 4K gamer. It’s for the person who has a 4K TV and that’s what we designed it for”.

It doesn’t get much clearer than that! The question is, do you have a 4K TV already, or are you now starting to shop online for the best price?

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  • Krimsun

    This doesn’t make any sense. We should be able to use it on 1080p tvs like with pc games and get a fps boost or what ever. I think they saying this to not reduce the sales of the One S till Scorpio is released. Regardless its pretty stupid decision on their part.

  • Dave

    lol, seriously, if you ever used an xbox one you’ll realize how poor their 1080p output is, dull, no sharpness and full of decompression artifacts for video playback,

    goodluck with that 4k bs

  • ClayRogers

    You do realize that there are 4K and HDR TV’s with LED backlighting, right? There is no such thing as an “LED TV”. There is an LCD TV, with LED backlighting. I have an LCD TV that does HDR and 4K and uses LED lighting. These days it goes without saying that your LCD will have LED lights in it, as they really don’t use CFL lighting anymore on TVs.