Project Scorpio will receive a reveal of sorts tomorrow morning and we’ll be sure to keep tabs on what transpires. While the news will come from Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, this reveal seems to be more on the hardware side of things. That said, there’s always the possibility that a new game or two could be announced for Project Scorpio.
While it is highly unlikely that any first party games will show up tomorrow, some third party titles may pop up. E3 2017 will likely be when Microsoft unveils its grand plans for Scorpio. Among those plans will be the games coming to the system at launch. We have three games in mind that would be bombshells for Project Scorpio to receive at launch.
First up is 2K’s Bioshock 4. Since late 2015, a new Bioshock iteration has been in development at 2K Marin. The upcoming title would be the first installment since Bioshock Infinite arrived in early 2013. 2K Games has been consistent with their message that the Bioshock franchise will continue, despite its key mastermind, Ken Levine, departing for another endeavor.
2K Games has been quiet when it comes to their titles for 2017. Of course, gamers can expect new iterations in the yearly WWE and NBA 2K franchises. Outside of those, and maybe an expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization, there isn’t much known about 2K’s 2017 lineup.
For that reason, 2K is a publisher I expect to either reveal a new Bioshock or Borderlands game during or around E3 2017. The publisher will make a splash when it does decide to reveal a new game. I think Borderlands probably has the least likelihood of showing up at E3, given the fact that it has only been in development since early 2016.
Bioshock 4 has a new team working on the game and this year feels like the right time for the game to be revealed. If Project Scorpio received the game as a launch title or even a launch window game (within the first six months after launch), it would be a huge get for the console. Of course, the game will likely come to PS4 Pro as well, but Microsoft showing off a new Bioshock for Scorpio would be important nonetheless.
Next is CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077. This game has been in development for nearly two years now. During the early summer of 2015, the studio shifted work onto their next RPG. The studio has well over 300 employees, and support for the upcoming project seems to be great.
Outside of a recent post by the studio, they haven’t said much about Cyberpunk 2077. In the post, they said nothing else will be said about Cyberpunk 2077 until they are ready to show off the game. This could mean the developer is preparing for a major reveal sometime this year or that they’re a ways away from that.
It would not be a total shocker to see Cyberpunk 2077 show up at Microsoft’s E3 2017 presser or at an event prior to E3. After all, CDP brought The Witcher 3 to Microsoft’s E3 2014 conference. Cyberpunk 2077 will be bigger than The Witcher 3, according to CDP. Its vision of being massive would conceptually parallel with Microsoft’s vision for Scorpio.
I think CD Projekt RED may have been trying to convince people that a reveal for Cyberpunk 2077 is a ways off. However, the game has been out there since October 2012. Surely the game has consistently been worked on in some capacity since then. I don’t think it’s impossible for the game to show up this summer. In fact, I might even put a wager on it happening. No matter though, putting Cyberpunk 2077 down as a launch or launch window title for Scorpio would be enormous.
Lastly, Rockstar Games is currently working on Red Dead Redemption 2. The new game was announced back in October 2016 and has been quiet since then. It is true Rockstar fashion for them to go completely dark in between announcements, but I think it’ll be ending soon.
Everyone knows Rockstar isn’t exactly keen on showing up at E3. They have never been a huge participant, though they did show up with a trailer for GTA V at Sony’s E3 2014 presser. In some ways, it would not be a surprise to see Rockstar at E3 2017 this June.
For Microsoft, showing off Red Dead Redemption 2‘s gameplay for the first time would get folks excited for Scorpio. It is arguably one of the biggest games coming this fall. Rockstar, of course, marches to the beat of their own drum, and who knows when they’ll show up with news for Red Dead 2 next.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to launch this fall, according to Rockstar. Delays are something GTA V went through and it’s not impossible for delays to hit this game too. Assuming the game arrives this fall, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a must-have Project Scorpio title.
E3 2017 is quickly approaching and we’ll know more about Project Scorpio soon enough. The new system will release sometime this fall. While the hardware, price and date will be key, but the games coming to Scorpio at launch will be just as important. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Project Scorpio.