Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefront II Could Help Scorpio Upon Launch

Rumors suggest that Red Dead Redemption 2 and Star Wars Battlefront II are two of the first third-party titles to be unveiled in 4K on Project Scorpio.

The first games to run modified versions on Project Scorpio are expected to be demonstrated soon, based on marketing materials acquired by Windows Central. Several first-party titles are proposed to be part of the hardware’s demonstration line-up including Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2, but third-party titles Red Dead Redemption 2 and Star Wars Battlefront II are also mentioned to be shown off in true 4K, along with titles from other popular series like Call of Duty and Madden.

The report further claims that the Project Scorpio’s 4K–compatible library will be larger than just the games that launch with the support. The system’s “change resilience” will reportedly allow games that run at 900p or 1080p on Xbox One to scale up to 4K on Scorpio. Of course, fans wanted to hear what Xbox’s Phil Spencer had to say about the Project Scorpio 4K rumors. Spencer played it coy as usual, although he did verify that he was happy with what both first and third-party developers had in store for us.

Spencer has teased that we may learn more about Project Scorpio prior to this year’s E3, and this 4K support reveal could be what he was referring to. Neither Red Dead Redemption 2 nor Star Wars Battlefront II have official release dates, but recent leaks may have revealed when Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch. Star Wars Battlefront II is also dropping this fall, with its first official reveal coming later this month.

Red Dead Redemption 2 News Dropping Soon?

As I was watching the Super Bowl Sunday night, I knew that Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation would get their promos in, but there was a certain game I was hoping to see a trailer or teaser for: Red Dead Redemption 2.

The only real news that we have gotten about the second installment for Rockstar Games Game Of The Year in 2011 is that it will be released in Fall of 2017. That is it. But according to the world wide web, new information about the game is coming on the 7th of February (..WAIT! THAT’S TODAY!). Nothing is confirmed yet but this could very well be true.

The owners of Rockstar Games are holding a meeting of investors today, which could mean that this is when information on RDR2 may be released according to Gaming Bolt. There may be some vital information on the game or even a trailer of the gameplay, but the companies will not be sharing a lot of details about the upcoming title.

Like I said in the beginning, there has been no set date for the games release, it looks like Rockstar is shooting for an October. When the game is released, this means that online support for Grand Theft Auto V will be halted to focus on RDR2 and, of course, Rockstars next project, Grand Theft Auto VI.

Pre-order cards will be available for sale rather soon at Target. There is huge speculation about the release date being possibly hinted at during this meeting of investors, but the companies are unusually tight lipped on details of the game.

Are you hoping for an announcement for RDR2 today?