Next Xbox to Be Four Times More Powerful

Next Xbox to Be Four Times More Powerful
Project Scarlett, the successor to the Xbox One, will launch before the end of 2020.

(CCM) — Microsoft's next-generation Xbox games console will be four times more powerful than the current Xbox One X machine, the company has announced at the E3 games expo in Los Angeles.

The console, codenamed Project Scarlett, will go on sale before the end of 2020, and will be powered by a custom-designed processor made by Intel rival AMD, according to a BBC report.

Microsoft did not reveal the new console's expected price or what it will look like, but it did announce that a new Halo game, Halo Infinite, will be among the titles available to play on it at launch.

Project Scarlett consoles will be able to display games at up to 120 frames per second, and will support 8K playback. However, the company did not clarify whether this would be limited to video streaming or include game play as well, according to the report. Hardware-accelerated real-time ray tracing will enable developers to create highly realistic lighting effects, the report added.

New games are likely to be very large, and so to help reduce game and scene loading times the console will use a fast solid state drive instead of a conventional hard disk drive.

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