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The next Xbox – Project Scarlett – is coming next year with 8k support, ray-tracing, and SSD speeds

Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference finally gave us our first sneak peak at the next console in the Xbox family, Project Scarlett.

We don’t know a lot about Project Scarlett still. We know that it’s going to be powerful, we know that it’s got custom AMD hardware, and we know it has an SSD. Other than that, what we have to look forward to next year is still up in the air.

Many of Project Scarlett’s talking points were extremely in line with what we’ve heard from Sony about the PlayStation 5. It’s said to be extremely powerful with built in ray tracing, 8K capabilities, extremely fast load times, and high refresh rates.

During Project Scarlett’s section of Microsoft’s E3 presentation, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that they’ve heard what fans of Xbox want. He said that, unlike the Xbox One, Project Scarlett will be built from the ground up as a dedicated gaming console.

Project Scarlett is confirmed to be releasing Holiday 2020, so we’re sure get more info in the near future. We’ll probably see a lot more at next years E3 too.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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