At the Xbox E3 2019 conference, Microsoft officially announced the next-generation Xbox, code-named Project Scarlett, scheduled for Christmas 2020. According to Microsoft, the next-generation Xbox is 4 times more powerful than the Xbox One X, with up to 8K resolution/120FPS, ray tracing and backward compatibility. The next generation Xbox will also significantly reduce the load time of the game. Microsoft said that a new generation of SSDs will be used as virtual memory, a significant improvement over previous generations of consoles.
Spencer said on the stage: “For us, the host is the key to our experience”, emphasizing Microsoft’s “game first” concept pursued on the Xbox.
According to Microsoft, there are currently hundreds of first and third party studios developing next generation games.
Microsoft official introduction:
“Project Scarlett will set a new benchmark in host performance, speed and performance, and will be launched simultaneously with “Halo: Unlimited” at Christmas 2020. With a custom designed processor, the latest Zen from our partner AMD 2 and the RNDA architecture, Project Scarlett will bring a new level of immersive experience.
Using high-bandwidth GDDR6 memory and next-generation SSDs (Solid State Drives), Project Scarlett will provide undeveloped developers with the performance they need to achieve their creative vision. Supporting hardware-accelerated ray tracing, variable refresh rates, 8K resolution and ultra-low input latency, Project Scarlett will bring a new level of fidelity, precision and accuracy that you have never experienced on console games.
Through Project Scarlett, we will continue to fulfil our commitment to backward compatibility, ensuring that your game accessories and Xbox career will also be able to move forward with you, along with thousands of games spanning four host generations. The game will look and play best on the Project Scarlett. ”
Xbox owner Phil Spencer announced that they will bring Xbox to the cloud for users through Project xCloud.
“Two months ago, we connected all Xbox developers to Project xCloud. Today, we invite everyone from E3 to participate in the first public event of the xCloud project,” Spencer announced on the stage.
Spencer called the “host streaming” new platform feature to turn the player’s Xbox One console into a personal Xbox server for free: “You can play your game anywhere.”