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Microsoft Teases Xbox Scarlet Reveal in Hidden Codes - E3 2019

Now known as "Project Scarlett", Microsoft's new Xbox will be based on AMD's upcoming Zen 2 CPU architecture with Navi graphics on board.

The company made the announcements at an event in Los Angeles ahead of E3, the video game industry's big trade show that opens Tuesday. Powered by a custom-designed processor, leveraging the latest Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture from our partners at AMD, Project Scarlett will deliver a new level of immersion.

Like the PlayStation 5, Project Scarlett will also come with a high-performance solid state drive (SSD) as standard equipment, which is fast enough to be used as virtual RAM. Microsoft certainly showed a lot of games, but the ones that looked the best - and the most exciting - were mainly 2D indie games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps - which will run on Windows PCs, and certainly won't demand an expensive new console to play on.

Xbox Scarlett is capable of variable frame rates up to 120 FPS and 8K visuals.

The company refreshes gaming consoles every few years. This next generation Xbox console is being developed by the same team behind the Xbox One X, the reigning heir to the title of "most powerful console on the market", and will be optimized for "one thing only: gaming", according to Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer.

That means the old fashioned way of playing at your TV isn't in doubt: "We're developing Project xCloud not as a replacement for game consoles, but as a way to provide the same choice and versatility that music and video enjoy today", Microsoft said when the technology was first announced.

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Sony, Microsoft's main console competitor, is promising that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, SSD storage, and 3D audio, as well as backwards compatibility with PS4 titles.

The tech giant announced Sunday that the console - codenamed "Project Scarlett" - will debut at the end of next year.

Unlike the Xbox One, which aimed to be the center of your multimedia needs, Scarlett has one singular focus: games.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription fit for a variety of Xbox One owners, bridging the console with Microsoft's ever-growing PC lineup.

Microsoft also said its xCloud streaming platform, which lets customers play their games anywhere by storing them in the cloud, will debut in October. They'll also all be part of Game Pass.

Xbox Live Gold - $9.99 / £6.99 / ₹699 per month, with access to online multiplayer games and discounts.

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