Next Xbox aka Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett is going to use AMD chips, according to AMD. A new development came to light during a recent event when Microsoft and AMD both jointly acknowledged their partnership for “future platforms.”
Xbox Scarlett, the console Microsoft is rumored to announce this year, is expected to be present during Microsoft’s E3 2019 press event. Not much is know about the platform itself but it was pretty much a given that Microsoft will use AMD hardware for its future gaming platforms. Both PS4 and Xbox One, as well as Xbox One X, are using AMD chips. All of the machines have done tremendously well in the market and have been highly convenient to develop for.
Using AMD’s hardware will allow developers to create amazing video game experiences.
As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way. You’re somebody that I respected a ton in this industry and I’ve seen the way you’ve led AMD, and I think having a partner like AMD that works so collaboratively with us on our future technology, but also as a cultural level I think fits so well, it’s awesome to have you as a partner.
As we look forward to future platforms that we’re building and work that we’re doing, the partnership and the innovations that we’ve seen in the past have led to what we’ve been able to do today, I think they’re going to be critically important to our future endeavors. I’m really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future
On the other hand, Sony is yet to announce its plans for PS5 hardware. However, it won’t be surprising to see AMD inside PlayStation 5 when it rolls out within the next two years. According to a recent tease, PlayStation 5 is going to be present at PlayStation Experience this year. Since Sony is skipping E3 2019, all things point to PS5 at PSX 2019.