At the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 event in Los Angeles, Microsoft revealed the first key details of its next-generation Xbox console, codenamed as Project Scarlett. The company said the internals of the upcoming Xbox will be powered by AMD chips and will be four times faster than the Xbox One X.
The Project Scarlett Xbox console will be built on a custom CPU which will be based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA technology. Microsoft says the console will use GDDR6 RAM for faster load times and a solid-state drive for 40x more performance increase in storage speed.
Project Scarlett will be able to support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps, variable refresh rate and advanced ray tracing.
Microsoft has confirmed that the new Project Scarlett Xbox console will launch with Halo Infinite during Holiday 2020. The console will come with Microsoft’s game streaming service xCloud which is slated for a release in October this year.
The company also announced the Elite series 2 controllers with new interchangeable components, up to 40 hours battery and adjustable-tension thumbsticks.