The next Xbox is scheduled to arrive in 'holiday 2020' - here are the 5 most important things we just learned about 'Project Scarlett'
- Microsoft's new Xbox console, codenamed "Project Scarlett," is currently in development.
- The new console is scheduled to arrive in "holiday 2020," and Microsoft says it'll be four times more powerful than its current Xbox One X console.
- Microsoft says Project Scarlett will have an SSD for faster load times and a more powerful processor from AMD for better graphics.
- Additionally, the new Xbox console will carry forward your purchases and progression from Xbox One games. Any existing backwards compatability with original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles on the Xbox One will also carry forward.
- "Halo Infinite" will be available at Project Scarlett's launch.
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It may not feel like it right now, but soon enough we'll be looking back on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as "last-gen" consoles.
Both Sony and Microsoft are deep into development of next-generation game consoles, and Microsoft just went into detail about its next console - the system codenamed "Project Scarlett," which is scheduled to launch in "holiday 2020."
Here's the short version: It's a new Xbox that's much more powerful than any current Xbox, it runs discs, and it supports games from previous Xbox generations.
But there's much, much more to know about the next Xbox - let's dig in:
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1. The Philosophy: "For us, the console is vital, and central to our experience. We heard you — a console should be designed and built and optimized for one thing, and one thing only: gaming."
2. The specs: A big step up over even the most powerful Xbox One console — "four times more powerful than the Xbox One X."
3. The broad goal for Project Scarlett: Make it easier to play games on whatever device you want with whoever you want to play with. (But also, yes, it will still play discs).
4. The games: "Halo Infinite" is a launch title, and a few other next-gen games are in the works outside of Microsoft.
5. The Bonus Details: All your Xbox One stuff is coming forward to Scarlett, including the backwards compatible stuff that worked there.
Check out the full reveal of the Project Scarlett next-generation Xbox game console right here:
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