Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Marketed By Microsoft; Director Talks 4K & HDR On Xbox Scorpio
Microsoft has confirmed to be the marketing partner for the upcoming Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the game’s director talked about the Xbox Scorpio hardware.
Monolith’s sequel to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was officially announced last week, and a gameplay walkthrough was released by publisher Warner Bros. yesterday. The walkthrough shows us the next chapter for the Nemesis System, and Talion can be seen attacking a fortress in the mountain valley of Seregost.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the first officially confirmed title for Microsoft’s Scorpio project, and the company’s head of Xbox marketing took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that Microsoft will be the marketing partner for the Middle-Earth sequel. “Yes we are marketing partner for this title, so look for a lot of @Xbox /Scorpio branding & #XboxPlayAnywhere”, Greenberg said.
The game is going to look absolutely great, according to Monolith’s technical art director, Matt Allen. In a new interview with TechRadar, Allen talked about the Xbox Scorpio hardware.
“So far, we really like it,” Allen told Techradar. “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 especially likes how the game looks in 4K and HDR on Microsoft’s Scorpio Project.
“HDR,” he immediately offers. “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.”
“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,” Allen adds. “For me, I’m really excited about showing it off at some point. Hopefully, in the near future, we can show that off.”
Shadow of War is slated for a release this August for Xbox Scorpio, Xbox One, PS4, PS4 Pro, and PC.