Everyone has been waiting for Microsoft to make the announcement this E3 2019, and the announce they did as they took the stage sharing all sorts of interesting facts about the new console. If you have been waiting on upgrading your original Xbox One for a true leap in performance (vs small upgrades), this might be your calling.
You will have to wait until the holidays next year (2020) before its launch, but the wait sounds like it will be quite worth it since the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was, well, boring. Project Scarlett, the current project name for the new unnamed console, will be launching with upgrades to help future proof the console (for at least a little while) and challenge gamers to once again upgrade the other electronics around them.
The new console will feature up to 8K graphics with the new games launching around it, and frame rates of up to 120 fps (frames per second). Currently, there are many consumers who still haven’t made the leap to 4K, so this may cause just as many sighs as there is excitement for this.
It will also come with an SSD (solid state drive) inside, making sure the load times and performance is going to be great, right out of the box. There is no telling what format of SSD just yet, outside of the fact that they said it is a whole new generation that will bring incredible performance compared to the SSDs we are currently used to. They will also be using the internal SSD for virtual RAM as well.
It will feature things like ray-tracing (same as the upcoming PS5) and other great features that should get the hearts of many racing.
In the meantime, Microsoft has also halted their efforts for adding new titles to the backward compatibility list for the Xbox One. They are redirecting all of their efforts in making sure that all Xbox One games (as well as some of the games from the earlier consoles) will be fully compatible with Project Scarlett. Hopefully, the entire list in its current state will transfer over, but we won’t know until they release more on it.