At 2019’s E3, Microsoft astounded us all with a reveal of a new Xbox console named Project Scarlett. 

So, what do we know? Okay so as usual, details were light, but we do know some things.

  • Project Scarlett is arriving Holiday 2020

  • Project Scarlett will be setting a new bar for console power, speed and performance

  • It will be arriving alongside Halo Infinite! (eeeek!)

  • It will have a custom-designed AMD processor

  • Have high bandwidth GDDR6 memory

  • Have a next-gen solid state drive

  • 120 FPS

  • 8K

  • Designed to minimise (completely eliminate) load times

  • Four times more powerful than the current more powerful console on the planet

  • Four times better performance than the current Xbox One X

  • Biggest generational leap in Microsoft’s console history

It’s said that the thousands of games released across the four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett.

Of course, they’re going to say the newest console is going to be the best and to get the best gameplay you’re better to play on Project Scarlett. However, how much of this is true? Yes of course a new console should provide better gameplay, better graphics, design, and memory, let alone improved processors and newer features; but how much is this going to cost and is it worth it? I guess for now, we won’t know. 

What we do know is the limitation that these features have. Yes, 4k/8k gaming is fantastic, improved graphics is amazing, but… not all of us will get to experience this. In order to get the full use from Project Scarlett you need the equipment to go with it, which, ultimately is going to cost you considerable amounts more. The numbers mentioned, 8k and 120FPS, are kind of unrealistic… to achieve this on PC is unlikely, let alone achieving this on console. 

I’ve been an avid Xbox gamer since I was young

Currently gaming on the Xbox One S I haven’t upgraded to the Xbox One X. I don’t feel that I’ve been affected poorly in this decision. I still get great gameplay and enjoy the features that the Xbox One S gives me.

However, to say I won’t be getting Project Scarlett would be a lie. Just like any technology, just owning the latest console, phone, tablet, laptop is a buzz which infects us all. Even just for the sake of being able to say ‘I game on Project Scarlett’ is enough for me to buy it – techno fever? Maybe that’s a thing we should be more aware of! For now, I look forward to more information on #ProjectScarlett – thanks Microsoft!


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