The next console generation is fast approaching, with both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles being now 5 years old, but official details are still scarce on the new consoles that Sony and Microsoft will release in the future. According to rumors, however, the Xbox Scarlett, as the next-gen Microsoft console is codenamed, is going to bring some very important changes in the console space.
According to a report from Brad Sams, the Xbox Scarlett console, which will release in 2020, will be using Zen 2 and AMD’s next-generation GPU technology. The aim to have games running at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
For the next generation, Microsoft is going to take a varied approach, releasing different types of hardware that will be able to run games through the cloud, like a cheap cloud Xbox, as well as traditional hardware. The company is going to be embracing digital distribution even further, bringing changes to the Windows Store and Xbox App and creating a unified system.
Backward compatibility is also in the cards, which is not surprising considering how well it’s doing on Xbox One.
All of this information has not been confirmed officially, so we have to take it with a grain of salt. If the console is indeed coming in 2020, we will finally hear more about it sometime next year.