I have a lot of love for Movies especially science fiction however nothing beats the fun of sitting behind a screen and playing some hard core FPS games. Apart from them i am a major lover of Assassins Creed titles especially Brotherhood, The Witcher and God Of War. Huge fan of animation director Hayo Mayazaki.
Project Scarlett aka the next-gen Xbox is what everyone is rooting for, apart from those PlayStation fans, obviously. For them, this next Xbox will need to bring something amazing on the table in order to shift them towards Microsoft console. However, it seems like Microsoft, is exactly working on that aspect, as recently it has come to attention that similar to Sony, Microsoft too will be opting for Ray Tracing for Project Scarlett, which according to them will add the highest possible graphics quality and ensuring an amazing experience.
In a recent interview with GameSpot, the art director of The Coalition and Gears 5, Colin Penty, talked about the plans they have for the Gears franchise in terms of the next Xbox console. While he did not reveal any information about the future of Gears of War, the creative did spare a few bits about the Ray Tracing feature hardware. Adding that having dedicated hardware for Ray Tracing in Project Scarlett is bound to work wonders.
We don’t have anything to announce right now in terms of Gears with the new hardware, but I’m definitely super excited about what the new hardware could do. Having dedicated ray-tracing hardware is huge.
Moreover, Penty’s statement means that the console has dedicated cores just for Ray Tracing. So perhaps that just might do the trick, Microsoft has been working on.
While we are aware of the fact that Project Scarlett will have native 4k support with 60 fps, adding ray-tracing hardware will definitely be a plus point.
Having said that all, the big question is the competition between the two rivals when it comes to consoles. Sony and Microsoft, while it is a known fact that Sony has been the leader for past console PS4, Microsoft has not been far off. Now put into account the next generation platform by Google, Google Stadia, the game has pretty much changed.
It seems both Sony and Microsoft will have to innovate a little more to convince the fans of their next-gen consoles.