Posted Sun Jun 9, 2019 at 09:25 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
More details have been announced for the upcoming video game system.
As part of the company's E3 2019 press conference presentation, Microsoft has revealed several new details for its Xbox One successor, currently codenamed Project Scarlett. Though pricing and an exact release date have not been announced, the console is expected to arrive during the holiday season of 2020.
Full specs are still forthcoming, but Project Scarlett will be powered by a custom-designed processor using AMD's newest Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, offering four times more processing power than the Xbox One X. In addition, the system will incorporate high bandwidth GDDR6 memory and a next generation solid state drive (SSD), enabling reduced load times and more than a 40x overall performance increase over current-gen consoles. Likewise, Project Scarlett will also support 8K resolution, up to 120 fps (frames per second), variable refresh rates, hardware accelerated raytracing, and ultra-low latency input.
Check out the reveal video below for more details!
And to coincide with the arrival of the new Xbox console, Microsoft has also announced plans to release the latest entry in the Halo franchise, titled Halo Infinite, as a launch title for Project Scarlett in 2020. Here's a synopsis for the game per Microsoft:
This next chapter in 343 Industries' legendary Halo franchise invites players to join the venerable Master Chief on an all-new adventure as he uncovers the mysteries surrounding the appearance of The Pilot and the desolate remains of a Halo ring. Halo Infinite is powered by the studio’s next-generation Slipspace Engine.
Check out a trailer for the game below!
Meanwhile, beyond the next-gen console, Microsoft revealed an extensive new lineup of Xbox One games set for release over the coming months. CLICK HERE for a full rundown of all the major announcements.
Microsoft's current-generation flagship system, the Xbox One X, is currently on sale for up to $100 off its MSRP. The system supports 4K HDR gaming and Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback.
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