Microsoft is now talking about their next generation of Xbox. In fact, the video states that the release window for the device is ‘Holiday 2020’. That sounds like Christmas and the shopping season next year.
It may also be why many of the Microsoft press releases about the games they are announcing this year include the phrase “family of Xbox devices”.
Anyway, here’s some engineers talking about load time improvements.
That’s an x40 improvement in load times. I’ll notice that! Overall, though, the new machine (will it be the Xbox Two?) is 4 times as powerful as the Xbox One X.
Microsoft clearly remembers the Xbox One launch. They talk a lot about backwards compatibility in this hardware trailer and don’t even mention any of the media capabilities the device will have.
Except, that is, to talk about the 120Hz frame rates and (maybe) 8K resolutions the behemoth will be able to support.
This might be the last significant tech upgrade in the console war if some pundits are right. Google’s pushing its cloud-based Stadia forward and Microsoft is responding with Project xCloud. Only time will tell whether Cloud processing diminishes the need for powerful hardware to be placed under the TV screen but, for now, Xbox Project Scarlett looks to be the most significant upgrade Xbox has ever seen.
Are you itching to upgrade your Xbox?