Project Scorpio News Coming this Week?

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Marketing materials acquired by the site suggest that Microsoft will be demoing Project Scorpio using Star Wars: Battlefront II, the so-far unannounced Forza Mortorsport 7, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Gamers eagerly anticipating news on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, the new, more powerful Xbox console, may not have much longer to wait.

There's also the promise of full native 4K on the new device, with lead planner for Xbox, Albert Penello, previously saying: "we were very clear we wanted developers to take their Xbox One engines and render them in native, true 4K".

While signs pointing towards a Scorpio showcase do seem legitimate enough, we've recently heard that Battlefront 2 is set to be revealed at Star Wars Celebration, which casts some doubt over it being shown in a Scorpio showcase this week.

Microsoft is expected to reveal more about the gaming console at the upcoming E3 event on June.

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.

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The list also mentions several third-party titles, including the expected unnamed Call of Duty title, FIFA, and Madden.

The Project Scorpio will reportedly feature HEVC and VP9 codecs for decoding 4K streams for things such Netflix, as well as HEVC for encoding 2160p, 60 frame-per-second (FPS) video for Game DVR and streaming.

The reported Project Scorpio specs now include 12GB of GDDR5 memory, although it's still unclear whether Microsoft have opted for the latest Ryzen CPU to run its latest gaming machine.

According to Windows Central, there will be a large library of games available for Xbox Project Scorpio, as soon as it launches. The document also says that Project Scorpio will sport a 6 TFLOP GPU, which is substantially higher than the PlayStation 4 Pro's 4.2 TFLOP GPU.

A hefty grain of salt.

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