The video game giant Microsoft announced this Sunday Project Scarlett, its new and long-awaited commitment to high-end consoles and whose arrival on the market is scheduled for Christmas 2020.
Project Scarlett, which will succeed Xbox One (2013) and Xbox One X (2017), was the highlight of Microsoft’s presentation as part of the days leading up to E3, the world’s most important video game fair, which will be held from Tuesday to Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center (USA).
“For us, the console is vital and central to our experience,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, to the audience at the Microsoft Theater in California. Spencer said Project Scarlett was designed by the same team that carried out the Xbox One X and defended that the U.S. company is committed to the “mission” of creating the “future” of video games for its fans.
Although many details of this new range of consoles are not yet known, Microsoft assured this Sunday that Project Scarlett will be “four times” more powerful than the Xbox One X, affirmed that it will be compatible with 8k and said that it will admit 120 frames per second.
Apart from their technical characteristics, Project Scarlett will arrive with an important attraction under its arm: the launch of the videogame Halo Infinite, which this Sunday was another of the most outstanding protagonists of the Microsoft event. However, Microsoft saved some important data to reveal, such as the physical appearance of Project Scarlett or the price for which it will be put on sale.
Project Scarlett, which is expected to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 heiress, was the big hardware announcement at a Microsoft conference that, in terms of software, focused on ambitious video games such as Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077, Gears 5 or Elden Ring. The latest title is an epic fantasy video game in which Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of Dark Souls, and George R. R. Martin, the writer of the successful novels in the series Song of Ice and Fire, on which the successful television series Game of Thrones was based, have collaborated.