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While Sony and Microsoft are in the midst of releasing their next consoles, game publisher Rockstar Games is under pressure to release “Red Dead Redemption 2.” New reports are now suggesting that the upcoming Western sequel will come as Sony and Microsoft make their next consoles available.

Various online reports are claiming that the Western-themed sequel will arrive with the PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio. However, Sony has already officially announced the PS4 Pro, and it is going to be made available by November. Project Scorpio, on the other hand, is not schedule for release until the end of next year. The timing between these two releases will make this difficult.

It is more likely that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be released with Project Scorpio, since it is getting a little late for a title announcement for next month. But while this means that players will have to wait another year for the release, the upcoming console from Microsoft might make the wait completely worth it.

In an interview with Engadget, Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing, Aaron Greenberg, discussed how he believes the Xbox Scorpio will change the console platform. "We think the future is without console generations," he said. "We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware -- we're making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio.

"We're basically saying, 'This isn't a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.' We think of this as a family of devices."

Other than this, the Xbox Scorpio is also expected to arrive to the market with an 8 core CPU and a graphics card with as much as 6 TFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second). Furthermore, it will have 320GB of memory bandwidth. Project Scorpio will also be compatible for virtual reality gameplay.