Microsoft is more likely to launch two new Xbox consoles in 2020. As per the design, one of the two is equivalent to the existing Xbox One X and another, the Xbox One S. Microsoft’s next high-end Xbox console project is codenamed “Project Scarlett”.
Microsoft, in its new console, is including a custom designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture and promises it to be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X.
Similarly, Microsoft is bringing GDDR6 RAM in use that it claims will “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”
The new Project Scarlett console will support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120fps for games, ray-tracing, and variable refresh rate support. The company is also using an SSD on these upcoming consoles. And the Xbox spokesperson says, “We’ve created a new generation of SSDs. We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM.” Microsoft claims that this will enhance the performance by 40x over the current generation, i.e. your games will load a lot faster.
On the other hand, Sony also claims that the PS5 will come with the 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage support, as well as backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 titles. Sony’s PS5 will make use of an eight-core CPU that is based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line, and ship with a GPU which supports ray-tracing graphics. Also, teasers from Sony suggests 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate.
Again, alongside the Project Scarlett Xbox console, Halo Infinite is also launching. We don’t know how the Project Scarlett looks like but the unveiling can be expected to be similar to the Project Scorpio, which eventually turned out to be Xbox One X. More information regarding the Project Scarlett will be revealed at next year’s E3.