Though the PS4 Pro may have already been released, a lot of hype is building up for Xbox's equivalent for the device, the Xbox One Scorpio. Developers have been taking a closer look at the Scorpio, and the CEO of Moon Studios says that the PS4 Pro is "half-assed" compared to Xbox's incoming upgrade.
The comment comes from Thomas Mahler, whose studio was responsible for Ori and the Blind Forest. In a NeoGAF thread, he writes, "Microsoft will need to do a little work to make it clear to everyone that Scorpio isn't just a half-assed upgrade (which the PS4 Pro kinda is...), but a full blown next-gen machine that's just backwards-compatible to your current library."
Gamespot has also pointed out that Ori and the Blind Forest was an Xbox and PC exclusive, so it's possible that Mahler's comment can come off with a little bias. This isn't the first time that Mhaler has aired his thought out online either. He had also previously expressed his frustration at hardware developers for being "insanely secretive" with their new consoles. Mhaler said, ""At least give me the goddamn specs, so we'd know what to build sh*t for."
Geek Tyrant has also said that Mhaler had commented on the Nintendo Switch, and said that the console was "garbage" because his studio wasn't provided with a dev kit. It's no question that Mhaler likes to have his opinions known, but seeing as his company works closely with Xbox, his comments on the Scorpio could come out as heavily biased.
Will the Xbox One Scorpio succeed? It all depends upon launch. Some analysts have said that Microsoft will have a lot of marketing to do to emphasize that the Xbox One Scorpio is more powerful than the PS4 Pro if they want to sell it at a more expensive price.
The Xbox One Scorpio is rumored to get a reveal this coming E3 2017, which happens from June 13 to June 15.