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4K on Xbox Scorpio 'waste of resources' says DOOM dev

'4K is a waste of resources' on Xbox Scorpio, according to id Software's Lead Renderer Programmer

By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 14, 2016 @ 0:29 CST

Microsoft might have a more powerful console on its hands with the upcoming Project Scorpio, but don't think you'll be gaming at 4K 60FPS on it anytime soon.

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id Software's Lead Renderer Programmer, Tiago Sousa, fielded some questions on Twitter about the 6 TFLOPs of performance that Project Scorpio has, and whether developers should be aiming for 4K, or higher fidelity 1080p gaming. Personally, better-looking 1080p 60FPS gaming (with AA maxed out and all in-game details maxed out) would be better than lukewarm (30FPS or less) 4K.

Sousa said: "yes, even more on on tvs/consoles where player sits at distance. 4K is a waste of resources". He tweeted again: "but good to see ppl looking into approaches to decouple costs, that's the good approach imo".

4K gaming on Xbox Scorpio: I really think we should be providing an option to console gamers for Xbox Scorpio, where you can choose between a locked 30FPS at 4K with medium details, or locked 60FPS at 1080p with details maxed out. That way, you can choose what suits you best - higher resolution, or better-looking, smoother gaming at 1080p.



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