Not too long ago, we speculated about what to expect from Forza Motorsport 7 when its announced at E3 this year. Part of that speculation was how the game may or may not run on Microsoft’s new “Project Scorpio” console; which is a more powerful variant of the Xbox One console.
We speculated that the next Forza Motorsport game will probably run at 4K resolution on Project Scorpio though we were unsure that it could maintain a 60 frames-per-second frame rate at that resolution. Well, today we know for sure. Journalists from Eurogamer.net were invited to Microsoft to get an early look at Project Scorpio. During their visit they learned all the official specs of the Scorpio machine but more importantly, they played several game demos on the hardware. This includes a demo of Forza Motorsport!
According to them, Forza ran at native 4K resolution and at 60fps. Here is their exact quote:
Performance is remarkable. We saw a Forza Motorsport demo running on the machine at native 4K and Xbox One equivalent settings, and it hit 60 frames per second with a substantial performance overhead.
While this is pretty awesome news, there is something to keep in consideration. At no point does the article ever mention that what they played was “Forza Motorsport 7”, they merely referred to it as a “Forza Motorsport Demo”.
So, this isn’t exactly confirmation that Forza Motorsport 7 will run at 4K 60FPS on Scorpio but it is confirmation that it can run at 4K 60FPS. Though we think at this point it is highly unlikely that Forza Motorsport 7 will run at anything less than what was shown to the Eurogamer team during their visit.
Now that you know that Forza Motorsport 7 will very likely run at 4K 60FPS, does that change your opinion at all of Project Scorpio? Will this fact alone be enough to get you to pony up what will probably be a significant amount of cash to get Project Scorpio? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.
For the full Eurogamer report on Project Scorpio check out the video below and the source link.