Shadow of War: 4K and HDR on Xbox Scorpio

Microsoft begins the hype train for Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Xbox Scorpio, teasing 4K HDR.

Published Thu, Mar 9 2017 8:35 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Microsoft has teased it is getting up close and personal with Middle-earth: Shadow of War, which will benefit from the beefier hardware found inside of Project Scorpio.

Shadow of War: 4K and HDR on Xbox Scorpio |

We've already seen Shadow of War gameplay footage, but now Microsoft is talking about the game and its upcoming Xbox Scorpio console. Matt Allen, director of technical art at Monolith said: "So far, we really like it. I don't know how much they've revealed the specs, but it is an upgrade. It's not just sort-of, 'We're going to upgrade some stuff.' There's things you can do with it. So, we're pretty excited to be working with them specifically".

Allen also talked about Project Scorpio running Shadow of War in 4K with HDR enabled, adding: "Until you've seen the game at 4K and HDR, it's different ... you can watch it [in HDR] for a while, and after seeing it for a couple of months, you normalize it. Then you go back to not looking at it [HDR], and it actually is really different". He continued: "I don't know how much consumer uptick is going to be of 4K HDR TVs, but we've got a couple, and the game looks fantastic. For me, I'm really excited about showing it off at some point. Hopefully, in the near future, we can show that off".


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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