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Microsoft Unveils Next-Gen Xbox Details

Posted June 9, 2019 | Anaconda | E3 | Lockhart | Windows | Xbox | Xbox One | Xbox Scarlett

Microsoft is today giving us our first look at the future of Xbox. At E3, Microsoft is revealing details on the next-gen Xbox console, codenamed Scarlett.

“It eats monsters for breakfast”, Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry said, teasing the power of the next-gen console. The new console will be powered by a custom-designed processor, leveraging AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. The new processor on the Xbox Scarlett will make the console 4x faster than the current generation.

The new console is powered by GDDR6 RAM and is capable of powering 120fps gameplay, as well as 8K. “This generation is going to be a bigger leap than any generation before”, Microsoft claimed.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said the new console is design for one thing and one thing only: gaming. The company has built next-gen SSDs for the new console that are used as virtual RAM, allowing for 40% performance increases over the current generation consoles, and faster game load times. It will also feature variable refresh rate support and ultra-low latency input.

“Unmatched power and speed ushers in a new level of gameplay performance and the future of gaming. With four generations of content that looks and feels unlike anything before,” Microsoft said, focusing on the quality of the gameplay on its next-gen console. And that’s not a surprise at all — Scarlett comes with real-time, hardware-accelerated ray-tracing that should make gameplay look absolutely stunning.

“With Project Scarlett, we continue our commitment to compatibility by ensuring your gaming accessories and Xbox career will also move forward with you, along with thousands of games across four console generations which will look and play best on Project Scarlett,” the company said at E3. The promises made here are quite incredible, so we will just have to wait till Holiday 2020 when it launches along with Halo Infinite.

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