Start every weekday morning with Words About Games’ round-up of the latest news from in and around the games industry.

This morning – Digital Foundry reveals the specifications, and their impressions, for Microsoft’s next home console, Creative Assembly are working on a historical Total War game and State of Decay 2 has multiple locations.


Digital Foundry reveal Project Scorpio specs – Tech analyst website Digital Foundry has exclusively revealed the specifications of Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio console. According to their impressions of the hardware, which they saw running at Microsoft’s Redmond HQ, the console is a huge step forward in terms of power – already matching the promises that were made by Xbox head Phil Spencer at E3 last year, with a Forza Motorsport tech demo running in 4K at 60fps with performance power to spare. Check out the various links below to get the full picture.
(via Eurogamer 1 / 2 / 3 / 4)


Creative Assembly working on historical Total War game – Total War developers Creative Assembly has moved to assure fans that it’s already working on a historical Total War game. This comes after the developer announced that its next game would be Total War: Warhammer 2, immediately following the 2016 release of the original, which had many fans concerned that they had ditched their history based games.
(via Official Website)


State of Decay 2 has three maps – Undead Labs have confirmed that their upcoming zombie survival game State of Decay 2 will have three different maps. Each of these areas will be roughly the same size as the map from the original game and will come with different landmarks, layouts, home sites and mission types. By including three different locations, Undead Labs hopes players will be able to replay the game without a sense of deja vu. State of Decay 2 is coming to PC and Xbox One. Its release date will be announced at E3.
(via State of Decay blog / Twitter)