Microsoft announced its next-gen Xbox console at E3 2019. Introducing the platform, Xbox head Phil Spenser referred to it as “Project Scarlett,” a codename that media has been using long before the official unveiling.

Project Scarlett

Behind Project Scarlett is the same team that developed the hardware for Xbox One X.

The new console will support 120fps frame-rates, 8K resolution, next-gen ray tracing, and variable refresh rate.

Project Scarlett will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X thanks to a custom AMD. It will also use SSD (solid-state drive) as “virtual RAM” to reduce load times.

“We hear you. A console should be designed and built and optimised for one thing, and one thing only: gaming.”

Phil Spencer, executive vice president, Gaming at Microsoft

The new console will arrive in Holiday 2020. The launch title will be Halo Infinite.

Microsoft is yet to announce the price and show the design of Project Scarlett.

Interestingly, Sony is teasing a similar architecture for its next-gen console. However, rather than announcing a new PlayStation at a press event, the company chose to reveal the new information gradually through a series of media updates.