During the development of the next Xbox, which carries the Project Scarlett working title, Microsoft gives priority to high frame rates and short loading times. This confirmed Xbox boss Phil Spencer in an interview with GameSpot.
In the interview, Spencer indicated that the new generation Xbox will be four times as powerful as the current Xbox One X. This could shorten loading times and make images appear smoother. “People love 60fps games, so it’s very important for us to make sure games will run at a 4K resolution with a frame rate of 60fps,” Spencer says. He also indicates that games will start “incredibly fast”.
We think it is important that all four generations of games can run on the new platform.
In addition to the focus on frame rates and shortening of loading times, much attention is paid to backward compatibility. “We think it is important that all four generations of games can play on the new platform,” Spencer said. So it becomes possible to play the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, as well as Xbox One games and the new content for the next-gen console. He also believes it is still possible to play cross-gen with players with a console from another generation.
Spencer also indicated in the interview that the new console will be compatible with controllers that consumers already have. “We know that many people use the option to personalize their Xbox controllers. That is why we want to guarantee that such controllers will continue to be used in the future. ”
An exact release date for the next-gen Xbox is not yet known. In all likelihood, it will be on the market between October and December 2020.