Xbox One news: Project Scorpio Call of Duty WW2 4K, Backwards Compatibility three updates | Gaming | Entertainment

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A new report out today has teased Call of Duty WW2 as a possible Project Scorpio launch title.

It appears that a number of both first-party and third-party titles are sect to be shown off running in 4K, one of them being the new Call of Duty 2017 title.

The information comes from reportedly leaked marketing material, which lists Call of Duty WW2 among some of the big titles Microsoft hope to have running on the Xbox Scorpio.

“Our list comes from marketing materials that include titles Microsoft wants to use to exemplify Project Scorpio’s six-teraflops (TF), True-4K capabilities. And it naturally includes several first-party titles, such as the aforementioned Forza 7, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2. But it also contains a few heavy-hitting, third-party titles,” Windows Central reveals.

“The list includes some fairly obvious games, such as “Call of Duty”, FIFA, and Madden, but also Battlefront 2, and Red Dead Redemption 2. It seems that each of these games will appear on Project Scorpio with a 4K resolution.”

This could prove huge news for those ready to see the new Xbox Scorpio in action, which is rumoured to include some impressive 4K stats.

While we know that Microsoft have no current plans to offer exclusive games for the Xbox Scorpio, we do know that the console will have upgraded 4K gameplay over the base Xbox One – much like the PS4 Pro.

It’s also being touted as the most powerful console ever created, which is also likely to boast a higher price tag than any of the consoles currently on the market.

Early specs have revealed that the Xbox Scorpio will boast 6 teraflops of GPU, and will aim to deliver 4K gaming and support virtual reality.

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.

Call of Duty 2017 cover art and promotional material was leaked earlier in March, while a follow up report claimed that Call of Duty: WWII would be the full name of the new PS4, Xbox One and PC shooter.

Fans are now waiting for official details to be revealed and for the announcement trailer to drop.

And while it’s possible that Activision will pull the trigger early to combat leaks, history suggests that Call of Duty: WWII will be unveiled in full towards the end of April or early May.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was unveiled on May 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops III was announced on April 26, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was planned for May 4, but ended up being unveiled on May 1.

Prior to this, Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced on May 1, but the full gameplay reveal took place during the Xbox One conference on May 21.

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility was boosted in March with a total of 17 games from Microsoft, a good amount for anyone who is a fan of the program.

Like most months, it was a mix of some most-wanted titles and others which hadn’t made it very high on the official voted leaderboards.

The standout picks came in the last few weeks, with Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Darksiders 2 all making their debuts.

Street Fighter IV was another sought after game that can now be played on the Xbox One, with the tech giant managing to offer a good mix of different game-types throughout the month.

Soltrio Solitaire, Army of Two and Far Cry 3 were the last three games released by Microsoft in March, and it appears there are more plans afoot for April.

Xbox chief Phil Spencer has spoken further on the subject of Call of Duty Black Op 2 joining the lineup, appearing to rule out any kind of announcement in the coming weeks.

Spencer did tease that a new title is set to become Backwards Compatible and looks set to be a big one.

“One of my most anticipated is coming in the next few weeks, some good ones tee’d up. ,” Spencer wrote on Twitter.

Sounds like April is going to be an interesting month, although it’s unclear just what new games are set to be released.

From Spencer’s Twitter hints, it’s likely that there will at least one title included from the top ten most wanted list, which currently includes:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Skyrim 
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • GTA V
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

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