Forza 7 Will Be The Headline Act for Project Scorpio
Things have been quiet on the Xbox front as of late. After a slow start to the year, small bits of information has started surfacing from the Xbox camp. It appears at this point, Microsoft is working hard behind the scenes and looking to make a big splash at E3 this year. Today, we received word that Microsoft will unveil Forza Motorsport 7 as the headline title for Project Scorpio. This announcement will be made in the next few weeks, and it will run at a lightning fast true 4K resolution. Reports indicate that the game looks stunning and will showcase just what the console is capable of.
According to our friends at Windows Central, they recently received a partial list of planned 4K titles for the next Xbox, dubbed “Project Scorpio,” and are now able to fully confirm its authenticity. According to Xbox marketing materials Microsoft wants to show off Project Scorpio’s six-teraflops, and true 4K capabilities. They will do this by showcasing several first-party titles, such as the aforementioned Forza 7, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2. Yet, they also plan to highlight some big third-party titles.
The list of games includes your yearly staples such as the new Call of Duty, FIFA, and Madden; however, Battlefront 2, and Red Dead Redemption 2 are also said to appear on Project Scorpio with 4K resolution. Battlefront 2 was to be expected as the game appeared in the trailer for Project Scorpio at E3 2016. Red Dead Redemption 2 on the other hand is a little less expected, and should prove a massive boost to the Scorpio’s hype machine.
Additionally, it appears that Project Scorpio will have a large library of 4K games out of the gate, due to the “change resilience” features. Games that use dynamic 900p to 1080p resolution scaling on Xbox One (reducing visual quality to remain stable during intensive scenes) will be able to scale all the way up to 4K on Project Scorpio. As Windows Central suggests, this should give Project Scorpio the content it needs to be a worthy purchase proposition as soon as it goes on sale in the during the holiday season of 2017. When you combine this with the 4K supersampling for 1080p TVs, 4K Game DVR and streaming, it seems like Scorpio is going to bring a very broad array of benefits to gamers of all types.