Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Scarlett during the E3 2019 Xbox press conference earlier this year. Apparently a codename, released by Xbox Scarlett at Holiday 2020 with Halo Infinite, would be huge. The Xbox One has been around since 2013, and will turn six years old by the end of 2019. Console cycles typically last between five and seven years, meaning we should be a new Xbox soon. There is the complicated factor that comes with this generation of mid-cycle upgrades, the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X, but we still expect Scarlett in 2020.
There's still plenty to discover on the Xbox Scarlett, but Microsoft boasts about specs being far outside of the Xbox One X. Regardless, we know that Microsoft is working on the next Xbox console, and more details have been revealed about what to expect. Without further ado, let's dig into everything we know about the next Xbox.
What's the new Xbox?
While Microsoft discussed its new Xbox during E3 last year, it was reiterated at E3 2019 that it would definitely work on the new console. In fact, it can be many consoles on the way. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in June 2018 that Microsoft is "deep in archiving the next Xbox consoles where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for gaming gaming."
Of course, the pluralizing of the & # 39; console & # 39; could mean that Spencer was referring to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was announced recently. However, the last half of his quote – about setting a benchmark for console gaming – certainly refers to a new generation, where Microsoft seems to want to come out swinging with the most powerful console available, as it has done on The Xbox One X.
Previous reports from Thurrott suggest that new Xbox consoles have been developed under the umbrella codename Scarlett. Two consoles are in the works, reports say: one is a high-power machine codenamed Anaconda at about the same price as the PS5, while the other is a machine-orientated machine known as Lockhart. The latter is potentially a streaming-centric device that does not boast the extra processing power itself; instead, it uses Microsoft's nascent xCloud technology to play games through the cloud. So far Microsoft has just detailed a new device, but a second console may be announced at a later date.
In an interview following E3 2019, Phil Spencer told us that the Xbox Scarlett will focus on high frame rates and fast loading. He also spoke on the future of cloud gaming, and reaffirmed that Microsoft doesn't work with a stream-only console today.
When is the release date of the new Xbox?
Microsoft has not spoken about its specific timeline for the new release date (s) of the Xbox. However, the consoles are not expected to launch until Fall 2020. For comparison, we do not know exactly when the PS5 will launch, but in May 2018 PlayStation chief John Kodera said the PS5 was "three years old. "away. However, plans are changing, and it is also possible that Code is just trying to keep a gossip cover in time that says the PS5 will be released as soon as 2019.
Do we know the new Xbox console specs and prices ?
Unlike Sony, Microsoft is very quiet about the internal specifications of the new consoles. However, all reports point to both Anaconda and Lockhart being stamped on hard drives in favor of faster state storage options – a move of the PS5 as well. Of course, if those reports prove to be accurate and Lockhart is essentially a streaming box, it's likely that the console will eschew a disc drive and state-of-the-art specs, relying instead on xCloud's streaming service. of Microsoft for its gaming power. Jeux Video reported the following specs for two Scarlett consoles:
|Xbox Lockhart||Xbox Anaconda|
|CPU||Custom eight core||Custom eight core|
|GPU||Custom NAVI 4+ teraflops||Custom NAVI 12+ teraflops|
|RAM||12 GB, GDDR6||16 GB, GDDR6|
|Storage||1 TB SSD, 1 + GB / s||1 TB SSD, 1 + GB / s|
The site also reports that the price of Anaconda is around $ 500, which is the same price that the Xbox One X launched in 2017. Unspecified rumors from Reddit places Lockhart, meanwhile, around $ 250, to put it at the same price point as the newly launched Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which also removes a disc drive. These have yet to be proven by any reputable source, however.