Microsoft has released a huge note for Xbox Scarlett ahead of next year's release date.
Microsoft has always planned to release two new consoles under the umbrella of Project Scarlett.
This would include a powerful version premium model as well as a budget equivalent called Lockhart.
In a move likely to appeal to fans, Microsoft seems to be abandoning the budget model.
Microsoft CEO Phil Spencer also suggested this An interview with Business Insider.
Asked whether Microsoft intends to release several consoles, Spencer said, "Last year we called consoles, and we shipped a console and now we've detailed another console – I think that's plural.
" Right now, we're focusing on the Scarlett project and what we've put on stage. "
Allegations that Microsoft has abolished the budget console so as not to share the installation base have since been made by Digital Foundry and The Verge. [ElsewhereMicrosoftannouncedthattheconsolewill"setnewstandardsforperformancespeedandperformanceoftheconsole"
It will be powered by a specially designed processor, along with Halo Infinite's latest architecture from Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA.
"Together with a high bandwidth GDDR6 memory and a next generation Solid State Drive (SSD), Project Scarlett Give the Developers the Power They Need to Bring Their Creative Visions to Life "Publication continues.
"With hardware-accelerated raytracing, variable refresh rate, 8K capability, and extremely low latency, Project Scarlett will deliver a new level of fidelity, precision, and accuracy that's never been seen in console games." 1
Microsoft further states, "Project Scarlett continues our commitment to compatibility by ensuring that your gaming accessories and Xbox career are preserved. Move forward with you, along with thousands of games over four Console generations that look and work best on Project Scarlett. "
In a move that could save players a fortune, backward compatibility is also being extended to accessories games.
This means that the expensive Elite controller on Scarlett works, not to mention your old headphones.