Microsoft’s Project Scorpio promises to be one of the highly anticipated reveals in E3 2017, as it’s claimed to be the most powerful gaming console ever created. But before that, we get to have a look at its specs and development kit, which looks like a standard Xbox One design. With that said, it sports a sleek-looking FPS counter, and it seems like a great idea to have it on the retail version as well.
OLED displays on consoles is a rather unusual design choice, but considering the kind of hardware power we are dealing with nowadays, it’ll be a huge plus for consumers to know how good their devices actually are. According to Gamasutra’s report about the development kit, “the kit sports a real-time clock and battery backup, as well as an OLED screen with navigation button on the front of the box and five programmable buttons.” This is a huge quality-of-life improvement for developers who work with Scorpio development kits, as they can instantly view useful data like the FPS.
Polygon’s Ben Kuchera is a big fan of the idea, which is also a huge selling point for PC gamers that feel skeptical about consoles, since they can now view hard figures about the performance. Most importantly, the FPS counter also serves as a constant reminder to Microsoft fans that they are getting their money’s worth with the Scorpio, and judging from replies on the tweet above, they definitely want it to happen.
If we do end up getting an OLED display on the retail Scorpio, it might bump up the cost by a bit, but it shouldn’t matter that much since consumers are expected to fork out a huge amount of money for the console. So let’s hope Microsoft will give us the good news during their E3 panel.