Microsoft promised something “new” at its conference at E3 2019 in Los Angeles, days before it was held. They announced 60 new games and, most importantly, introduced Project Scarlett. This is the next generation of the Xbox game console, which announced its arrival at the end of 2020.
The Xbox guys are meeting the deadlines. So much so that their boss, Phil Spencer, already boasts of having the new console at home and playing with it. He, like a whole team dedicated specifically to the development, is testing it to ensure its functionality.
And it’s started….this week I brought my Project Scarlett console home and it's become my primary console, playing my games, connecting to the community and yes, using my Elite Series 2 controller, having a blast. Great work by the team, 2020 is going to be an incredible year.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 4, 2019
From his words, that “playing my games, connecting me to the community,” we can deduce that the next Xbox console will be compatible with the entire Xbox One ecosystem.
There is speculation that after launching the new console, currently codenamed Project Scarlett, Microsoft could release an inexpensive version. It would have less power and would not include a disk reader. But at the moment there is nothing official.
The competition, that is, Sony, has given more details of the console that will replace the PlayStation 4. It will be called PlayStation 5 and will be released as well at the end of 2020. It is known that Sony’s new platform will share many things with Microsoft’s new.
It will also be released at Christmas next year and both are based on AMD’s Ryzen. Both will have a Navi family graphics processor and an SSD storage disk that will reduce load times. The discs that PS5 will use will be 100 Gb optical and will have a 4k Blu-ray player.