Sony’s been busy conducting interviews with some of the biggest publications in the industry, and it’s inevitably been asked about Project Scorpio – the upcoming PS4 Pro-esque upgrade for the Xbox One, which is scheduled to release later this year. And it’s admitted that, while it’s eager to see what Microsoft’s got in store, it’s not really thinking about the product too much.
“We won't be frightened of what they do,” PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan told Business Insider, adding that he feels confident Sony has the edge when it comes to content. The executive pointed to releases like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which “tip the scales” in the manufacturer’s favour.
Ultimately, though, looking at the way PS4 Pro is selling – one in five sales are for the premium model – it’s hard to imagine Xbox’s new system significantly altering the course of the generation unless it’s incredibly cheap or has access to a large library of games unavailable elsewhere. Both of these scenarios seem unlikely, so Sony’s right not to lose too much sleep.