Although many details are not yet known about the next Xbox, currently known as Project Scarlett, it is known that, like Sony’s next console and the gaming PC scene, it will bet on ray tracing as a technology to enhance the graphic section and provide an experience of the highest quality.
However, there is still no complete information in that regard, but, fortunately, a creative has just given important details.
During an interview with GameSpot, Colin Penty, art director of The Coalition and Gears 5, talked about the plans for the franchise in the next generation of Xbox, taking into account that the next installment will debut in Project Scarlett. Although there was nothing to say about the future of Gears of War, the creative revealed an important detail about the hardware that the Microsoft gaming division is working on.
We don’t have anything to announce right now in terms of Gears with the new hardware, but I’m definitely super excited about what the new hardware could do. Having dedicated ray tracing hardware is huge.
So far, Microsoft has confirmed that Project Scarlett points towards the native 4K and 60 frames per second and the hardware will be compatible with ray tracing technology. It also seems, according to Penty’s statements, this will be possible thanks to the dedicated cores that the console will concentrate on without compromising other hardware parts.
At their E3 2019 conference, Microsoft decided to talk about the Project Scarlett, its next console. There they gave us the first details, such as the kind of experiences it can offer.
The Project Scarlett is a platform that will be focused on offering gaming experiences, which is designed by the same team that has delivered products such as Xbox One X and Xbox LIVE Gold. Its objective was to create more than a simple console, but a platform that is the future of the gaming industry.
An important detail of this console is that it will leverage its power and solid-state hard drive technology to reduce loading times. They also ensure that it will represent the biggest leap of a generation of consoles. In more technical words, Microsoft will use AMD Navi technology to deliver a console 4 times more powerful than the Xbox One X.
An important point is that Microsoft also designed this console so that developers have the opportunity to make the games they have always wanted to make. In fact, several of the studios that are part of Xbox Game Studios are already working on content for this platform.
Finally, Microsoft announced that Project Scarlett will be available sometime during the 2020 holiday season. To thrill fans, they confessed that Halo Infinite will be one of the launch titles.