At its E3 briefing today, Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, the work name for its next generation of Xbox game consoles, and it looks like it will be a real powerhouse.
I do not want to use that term lightly: if you have to believe Microsoft, this machine should see you enjoy a world-class gaming experience in the future. The company says its next console will offer a performance increase 40 times compared to the Xbox of the current generation, and promised to reduce loading times.
That's thanks to a lot of new components under the hood, including a custom CPU that is based on AMD & # 39; s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, SSD storage and GDDR6 memory. Microsoft said that this should allow 8K graphics, frame rates of up to 120 fps (twice the standard on current generation consoles) and hardware accelerated ray tracing for enhanced lighting effects.
With that, Microsoft is not willing to compete only with Sony, whose next PS5 console is getting fast SSD storage, 8K support and 3D audio, but also the large number of games transmission services scheduled for launch in the next years.
While some of these services are already available, Google is getting heavily involved with Stadia, which is scheduled to come out in November. Hell, even Microsoft is releasing one, currently called Project xCloud, this October. It is expected to be compatible with the presentation of a second console with a reduced processing capacity compared to the Scarlett Project, and like competitive services, will work on a wide range of devices.
Microsoft hopes to attract Xbox fans to check out their next console with Halo Infinite an open-world version of the popular 343 Industries franchise. And for the sound of things, the next Xbox will probably hit stores before the PS5. It will be interesting to see if that gives Microsoft the advantage in the field of games, at least for a while.
See more announcements for the Microsoft Xbox E3 briefing here, including news about your next controller and acquisition. of Double Fine Studios.
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Posted on June 10, 2019 – 05:20 UTC