E3 2019: Microsoft Officially Announces Next Xbox as “Project Scarlett,” First Specs Revealed

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During Microsoft’s E3 press conferences Phil Spencer, executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft took to the stage to unveil Xbox’s next-gen console

Project Scarlet. Similar to the reveal of the Xbox One X at previous E3’s, Phil went on the detail some of the specs for the console, which can be found below.

  • Will feature Backwards Compatibility with previous Xbox systems
  • 4X more powerful than the Xbox One X
  • Will support 4K and 8k Resolution (Gaming and Video)
  • Will feature a SSD with virtual RAM
  • Will Be Based On Navi and Zen 2
  • Real-time ray tracing support

Phil ensured the crowd that the system would mainly be focused on the games, which is a call back to the mistakes that they have made with the reveal of Xbox One being mostly focused on TV aspects. This of course stance has definitely changed over the past few years with the introduction of backwards compatibility for the Xbox One and the mass purchases of multiple game studios in the recent years.

No doubt this console is sporting some rather amazing specs, one that could certainly compete with the rumored specs of the PlayStation 5.  Xbox Scarlet is set to launch next year during the Holidays. We expect to hear plenty more as we get closer to launch, especially at next year’s E3.

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