Project Scarlett console details revealed by Microsoft in E3 2019 trailer

Said to be four times faster than the Xbox One X

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 9, 2019 at 3:36 p.m. PDT

Near the conclusion of Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, details about Microsoft's next console. For now, it is being referred to as "Project Scarlett."

This new console will be launching during the Holiday season of 2020. Along with it, the latest entry in the Halo series, "Halo Infinite," will also be made available as one of the console's first exclusive titles.

During Microsoft's reveal trailer, it was declared that the Project Scarlett console is, "from a pure processing perspective, four times more powerful than the Xbox One X." Unfortunately, exact specifications have not yet been released to confirm this.

The developers really emphasized the lack of load times as a result of Project Scarlett's SSD (solid-state drive). If this ends up true, then "fake elevator" segments added to the game for the sake of masking load times could be a thing of the past. This SSD is being used as "virtual RAM," according to one of the developers.

Real time ray tracing and 8K definition was briefly talked about as far as graphics were concerned.

It was also declared that Project Scarlett was able to achieve frame rates up to 120 frames per second. This will obviously change the way us fighting game enthusiasts look at frame data.

Most games these days run at 60 frames per second. This means that there will be twice the number of frames every second of gameplay.

Speaking of fighting games, Yoshinori Ono of Capcom seemed particularly excited about something regarding Project Scarlett. Specifically, he stated that he "[couldn't wait [until the] 2020 holiday."

Does Capcom and Yoshinori Ono have something big planned for fighting game fans for the upcoming console? It's also particularly interesting since Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PC.

Ono's comments on 'Project Scarlett' image #1
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Source: Xbox YouTube channel.

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