Microsoft will be attending Gamescom 2018 and the company wrote in an official blog post that it would be announcing “all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” come August 21st and if you thought that this was going to be the upcoming Xbox Scarlet then you will be disappointed. New hardware means new Xbox bundles and Microsoft has updated the blog post in order to reflect that.
The updated blog post now mentions “new Xbox One bundles and accessories” instead of all-new Xbox hardware and accessories” so you can rest assured that the Xbox Scarlet is not going to be announced at Gamescom 2018.
An announcement this soon would not make any sense as the PS5 is expected to come out in 2020, or at least around that time frame. Plus Phil Spencer did mention at E3 2018 that the team was architecturing the upcoming Xbox Scarlet at the moment and it is highly unlikely that the Xbox Scarlet would be ready in time for Gamescom 2018.
While Microsoft will not be talking about the Xbox Scarlet at Gamescom 2018, that has not stopped the rumors and reports from coming in and word has it that Microsoft could stream games from the Xbox Scarlet to phones using 5G technology.
There is a lot of expectation around the Xbox Scarlet as developers believe that the CPU of the Xbox One X is a bottleneck and they want an upgrade. Fazan Studios’ Constantine talked about the Xbox One X and how its CPU is a bottleneck. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
It’s no secret that the “bottleneck” of modern games and technologies associated with the games is the CPU. So yes, I’d be happy to see more significant CPU upgrades on the Xbox One X.
With the Xbox Scarlet and PS5 coming in the next few years one would imagine that devs would jump on the hype train and game development for the Nintendo Switch would be affected. The Nintendo Switch does not have much power to offer as compared to the current consoles on the market and you can imagine how far that difference will grow when the next generation consoles come out. It turns out that game developers don’t think like that.
Panic Button is a developer that has ported more than a few games to the Nintendo Switch and the following is what the devs had to say in this regard:
Nintendo in previous generations has made it clear that they’re not competing on horsepower. Switch is a great example of delivering that without impacting the quality of the games. And they’ve made some great partnerships with Bethesda and others to bring triple-A content to their platform.
Let us know what you think about the Xbox Scarlet and whether or not this is something that you are interested in.