Xbox Scarlett is shaping up to be a great gaming console, but the device is already surrounded by rumors.
Some sources argued that Microsoft was working on a cloud-reliant console, where the hardware would have acted as a middleman between the TV and upcoming streaming service which is being developed by Microsoft. This rumor has been debunked by the Redmond company.
Project xCloud is being tested, and E3 2019 attendants had the opportunity to try the service at the location. It seems that it is limited to the Android platform for now, but the situation could change in the future if the service manages to gather the interest of enough customers.
A disc-less Xbox One has been released in May, and it is likely that a similar Xbox Scarlett version will be available along with the regular model.
The upcoming console will remain the flagship of the gaming division, and the tech giant is hard at work when it comes to development. The Play Anywhere functionality which allows customers to purchase a compatible title and play on both the Xbox One and the PC could play an important role for the popularity of the future model as the increased power could make it more attractive for PC owners.
Many details remain elusive. Microsoft has released promotional videos which mention that Xbox Scarlett is up to four times as powerful in comparison to the Xbox One, which is the most powerful console on the market at this point.
The head of the Xbox division has also stated that gaming is the primary focus during the development process, a welcome change after the Xbox One tried to be an all-in-device. When it comes to hardware, the console will use custom parts developed by AMD an advanced SSD which should improve performance while also decreasing loading times.
Halo Infinite will be the first launch title, and the device will be backward-compatible with older generations.