Microsoft details next-gen Xbox Project Scarlett - coming Holiday 2020


All told, it's four times more powerful than the Xbox One X in pure processing power.

If Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference won't start until 1PM PT today, it looks like the company has already pushed some buttons a bit too early. In the sizzle video below, Microsoft engineers boast that the next generation SSD in Project Scarlett - which is paired with GDDR6 memory - boasts a 40-times increase in performance over previous consoles and can even be used as virtual RAM.

The next gen console uses AMD's Zen 2 architecture and Navi graphics, which Xbox boss Phil Spencer said it co-engineered with AMD.

Microsoft is also going to be offering an internal SSD for the first time ever, and they discussed at length how they are going to leverage it to reduce the load times in games, which are a major block to immersion at the moment especially on consoles. Featuring hardware accelerated raytracing, variable refresh rate, 8K capability and ultra-low latency input, Project Scarlett will deliver a new level of fidelity, precision and accuracy never before seen in console gaming.

We've still got a ways to go before Project Scarlett is on shelves, which explains why we aren't learning too much today.

This is it - the next generation of consoles is finally upon us, and we now have a taste of Xbox Project Scarlett's specs. Halo's new Halo Infinite title will be a launch title for the new console. We do know that Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Gears 5 are coming soon.

The Xbox E3 2019 Briefing begins on Sunday, June 9th at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, and although you can get free stuff by watching on Mixer, we've also embedded the stream at the top of the post.