Last year, Rockstar Games used a trailer to officially unveil Red Dead Redemption 2, capping off years of speculation that a sequel to the 2010 open world western game was in the works. Now, there’s word that the hotly anticipated western will be among the first titles that take advantage of the 4K resolution capabilities of Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One hardware revision known as Project Scorpio.
We’ve known that 4K support was a major priority for Project Scorpio since Microsoft took the time to announce the hardware during E3 2016, but up until now, little has been said about which games will utilize the graphical feature. It’s expected that Red Dead Redemption 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be among the third-party titles used to demonstrate the system’s capabilities.
Of course, Microsoft has an array of first-party titles waiting in the wings to show off the updated hardware capabilities of Project Scorpio as well. Crackdown 3 seems well poised to make the most of its capabilities, as does zombie sequel State of Decay 2, while the racing simulator Forza Motorsport 7 is being tipped for a reveal alongside the console, too.
However, it remains to be seen how long we will have to wait to see these games running on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio hardware. With the system set to launch before the end of 2017, it’s quite likely that Microsoft will want to publicly unveil it sooner rather than later, but the real question may be whether or not the company decides to do so at E3 2017, or sometime beforehand.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late 2017.
Source: Windows Central