Microsoft's 'Project Scarlett' Xbox to Be 4X Powerful, Support 4K at 60fps

Psychonauts 2 PS4 Play Station 4

Even though Sony wasn't in attendance, Microsoft was, and it shared the first details about its next-generation console, which for now is called simply Project Scarlett.

In an interview with Gamespot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed some interesting facts about Project Scarlett. In terms of first-party games, Microsoft has not sent titles across platforms.

In the specific case of the Double Fine studios, and their new video game Psychonauts 2, Booty explains that "I really think so, we'll do it in the future (multi-platform development, ed.)". "And with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation". He did share some intel about the way Microsoft is handling its older IP and franchises, which is said to be focused more on "passion" from the creators rather than an exec push on getting those back. This hints at variable modes for Scarlett, which was actually obvious from the start. Not every game should be mandated for 4K performance (Microsoft would be foolish to mandate resolution, as not every dev can handle that kind of load) but the games that do play in 4K may all hit 4K 60FPS. How fast do [games] load? Making sure that all four generations of content-so the original Xbox games that run on your Xbox One today, the OG Xbox; the 360 games that run on your Xbox One; your Xbox One games; and the new generation games-all run on the next platform is important to us. How does it feel?


As you can see in the image included above, Microsoft's detachable controllers look strikingly similar to Nintendo Switch. They can use the super-fast PCIe 4.0 SSD as extra VRAM. But the Xbox One X, as mighty as it now is, can't run all games at 60fps while hitting 4K; Red Dead Redemption 2 for instance only manages 30fps - no bad feat considering how good it looks on a 4K telly's native resolution.

Whether or not Project Scarlett can indeed hit these targets remains to be seen, but we should still expect true next-gen console gaming-all with the added benefits of last-gen game and peripheral support.

Xbox Project Scarlett is due to launch holiday 2020 alongside the highly anticipated Halo Infinite as its launch title.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Six candidates short-listed for India's head coach's job Shastri also in fray
He coached the Indian team to the inaugural WorldT20 title in 2007, and then the CB Tri-Series triumph in Australia the next year. Since his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2004, the former India all-rounder has been extensively involved in coaching.

Facebook is working on a dark mode for its Android app
It has been mentioned that since the Facebook app is not small, it could take the company some time to "refine" the Dark Mode for it.

US delays 10% Chinese tariff on toys, electronics, games and clothes
The USTR's announcement comes amid growing concerns about a global economic slowdown. Most of the levies are scheduled to kick in September 1.

US gov’t introduces new rules restricting legal immigration
Cuccinelli was asked whether the words from Emma Lazarus's poem "The New Colossus" continue to be "part of the American ethos". The new rule will go into effect October 15, and only government aid used after that point will be assessed, Cuccinelli said.

No, Dak Prescott Is Not Asking for $40 Million a Year
Dak is entering the final season of his rookie, four-year contract that will pay him a little more than $2 million. That said, Prescott has been really good for the Cowboys, so both sides should be motivated to get a deal done.

Other news