Xbox Project Scarlett just got announced by Microsoft at E3 2019. So what is Project Scarlett and what makes it so interesting?
For starters it is using a custom-designed processor from AMD making use of Zen 2 and Navi architecture, Xbox Project Scarlett will be 4 x more powerful than the Xbox One X. It’ll be possible of running games at 120Hz frame rates, at potential 8K resolutions, while also showcasing fancy real-time ray-tracing tech. Very nice.
An SSD will come as standard, which will give it the option of using its storage system as virtual RAM, as well as lifting load time performance by a factor of 40 x. That’ll let developers stream in far more detailed worlds around a player. In terms of standard RAM, the console will pack in a meaty GDDR6. Wow.
Halo Infinite will be a launch title, however, the Xbox Project Scarlett will be capable of three gamre generations of backwards compatibility. So, as well as Scarlett-era games, it’ll also play games from the Xbox One, the Xbox 360, and the very first generation of the Xbox. Neat.
The Xbox Project Scarlett console is expected to launch in the holiday window of 2020. Shame the wait is so long though!