Sony shared bits and pieces of information about its next-generation console recently and at the ongoing E3 expo, Microsoft took the stage to reveal its take on the future of console gaming aka Project Scarlett. While they did not show any hardware but confirmed few details that will be a part of the upcoming gaming console.
Unlike Xbox One where Microsoft pitched the console as an entertainment center, Project Scarlett is touted as a device “designed, built and optimised for gaming”.
The console will be powered by a custom-designed AMD processor to leverage the latest Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next-generation solid state drive (SSD). The console will support hardware accelerated raytracing, variable refresh rate, 8K support, ultra-low latency input and even support for Xbox One gaming accessories along with backward compatible games.
Microsoft hasn’t revealed the exact date but the console will release sometime in holiday season next year with Halo Infinite as a launch title.