Rich Lambert, the creative director of Zenimax Online Studios, has revealed in an interview that the Xbox One version of The Elder Scrolls Online would likely get an update to allow the MMO video game to take advantage of the Project Scorpio’s superior hardware.
“I think we’re going to be in for the same kinds of things that we did with the PS4 Pro. So visual stability will be up there. We’ll probably have the same types of visual bells and whistles,” he said. “I would definitely say power is key. Memory is key. Especially in a game like The Elder Scrolls Online. There are hundreds of characters running around on the screen at any one time. We can have a 300 person battle in our game and that eats up memory. That eats up computing power and it eats up VRAM. So, the more they can pack into those newer consoles, the better. Definitely, we have seen just on console a really strong desire for a good console MMO and we’re reaping the benefits for that. But, I think as the consoles get more and more powerful, more and more people will start moving towards a console. Because it’s nice to sit on your sofa and have a beer and play.”
No timeline has been given for the update but given that Project Scorpio isn’t even out yet and likely won’t launch until the end of the year, that doesn’t necessarily mean that fans of the game will be waiting long.
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