Xbox Project Scarlett Revealed: Specs, Features and More

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A new console generation is looming, and the next Xbox is near. Microsoft's Project Scarlett will arrive in holiday 2020, promising four times the power of the Xbox One X complete with a slew of exciting features like ray tracing, 8K resolution and a lightning-fast SSD.

Here's everything we know so far.

Latest Xbox Scarlett News and Rumors (June 2019)

  • At E3 2019, Microsoft officially took the lid of Project Scarlett, a next-generation console slated to provide four times the power as the Xbox One X when it arrives in late 2020.
  • We spoke to Xbox's Mike Ybarra and Jason Ronald for a deeper dive on Scarlett, including how it will enhance existing Xbox One games and how long the project has been in development.

Xbox Scarlett release date: when is the next Xbox coming out?

Project Scarlett is due for a Holiday 2020 release. No word on pricing yet, but given its specs, we expect it to go for a pretty penny.

Here's a quick explainer on what you need to know about Scarlett:

Project Scarlett specs

Project Scarlett will feature a custom AMD Zen 2 processor that promises four times the power of the Xbox One X. Other features include ray tracing support, up to 120fps gameplay, 8K resolution, GGDR6 memory and variable refresh rate support. The system will also have a custom SSD that promises a 40x performance increase and virtually no load times.

What games will launch with Xbox Scarlett?

The highly anticipated Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett. We don't know much else about the launch lineup, but the system will support all existing Xbox One games,, including the vast library of backward compatible Xbox and Xbox 360 titles.

Will streaming be a big part of the next Xbox?

Project Scarlett Trailer

The cloud seems like it will play a major role not just for Scarlett, but for the Xbox ecosystem as a whole. Project xCloud will let you stream games like Halo 5: Guardians and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice from Microsoft's data centers to your smartphone or tablet. But Xbox's Console Streaming service will let you use your console as the data center and stream any of your own games, which leads us to believe this feature will extend to Scarlett.

Be sure to follow our E3 2019 news hub all week long for the biggest reveals and impressions out of Los Angeles.