"We shipped a console and have now described another console in detail."
Although reports from last year indicated that Microsoft was working on two other generation consoles, a new interview and rumors suggest that the company has decided to designate its next console, codenamed Project Scarlett To produce single device.
In an interview with Business Insider, Xbox boss Phil Spencer answered a question in which he refers to the next generation Xbox as several consoles at E3 201
Other reports suggest that Microsoft Project Scarlett may have once provided as two consoles, but later switched to a single device based on potential complications arose with developers and overall strategy.
Microsoft Next-Gen E3 Comments
During the Microsoft E3 2018 press conference, Spencer apparently referred to his Next-Gen consoles in the plural and said that it was the same team working on Xbox One X. "Deep into the architecture of the next Xbox consoles where we will once again fulfill our commitment to set standards for console games. "
Other reports have added credibility to this point, suggesting the next generation of Xbox consoles were a more powerful console code-named Anaconda and a less powerful console code-named Lockhart, both of which existed under the umbrella of Project Scarlett. These reports seemed to contradict this E3 when Microsoft Project officially announced Scarlett and repeatedly referred to it in the singular.
Project Scarlett: Was it always a console?
Although they were purely speculative, Spencer seemed to bypass the question by joking about the pluralistic technique, as the consoles referred to during the E3 2018 press conference were heavily relegated to Next-Gen. In discussing this interview, Thurott (the website that regularly released many new Xbox hardware news last year) referred to two next-gen consoles on stage in 2018 and switching to a single console the result of a strategy turnaround by Microsoft.
The site claims developers may have trouble focusing on consoles with two sets of specification sets, focusing on the lower-end specifications of Lockhart instead of the higher-end ones. Finish anaconda and ultimately sacrifice performance in this process. According to the website, Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming service could be a factor in removing the cheaper console, as it could theoretically stream the next-generation performance over a range of low-power devices, making Lockhart redundant. Ultimately, Thurott suggests that Microsoft streamline the next generation of Xbox by keeping Scarlett as a console.
Regardless of the reports, Microsoft's official comments suggest that Project Scarlett is indeed just a console, and that console would theoretically be the higher-end. End anaconda, that rumors previously detailed. It seems we'll never know if these multi-console reports have ever been accurate, but when Scarlett launches in Holiday 2020, it's for sure that it's a single console. IGN asked Microsoft for a comment, but did not receive any feedback at the time of publication.
Everything we know about Project Scarlett
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