One of the rumors about Project Scarlett is that it’s the name for Microsoft’s overall next-generation console plan, covering two systems.
The one Microsoft confirmed off at E3 this 12 months is reportedly the high-end mannequin codenamed Anaconda, whereas a second, lower-spec mannequin supposedly often known as Lockhart, was additionally stated to be within the works. Now, it seems issues may need modified. Or probably not.
This all goes again to E3 2018, the place Xbox boss Phil Spencer stated on stage that Microsoft was engaged on multiple new consoles. Spencer now tells BusinessInsider that Microsoft has already shipped a brand new console, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, and introduced a second one with Project Scarlett. So that is two proper there.
“Last year we said consoles, and we’ve shipped a console and we’ve now detailed another console. I think that’s plural,” Spencer stated.
“Technically that is plural,” he added with amusing. “Right now, we’re focused on Project Scarlett and what we put on stage.”
In this interview, and others that Spencer gave at E3 2019 that we observed, he by no means explicitly states that Project Scarlett is the title of 1 console or a number of methods. The launch of Project Scarlett in Holiday 2020 remains to be some time off, so it seems plans might change, as individuals are speculating.
There are increasingly experiences coming in that the leaked next-gen Xbox two SKU technique is placed on maintain for now and Microsoft would possibly go into next-gen with one SKU. I’ve no updates on this apart from the truth that sure, clearly 1 1/2 years earlier than launch plans can change.
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Whatever the case, Halo Infinite will launch as a launch title for the brand new Project Scarlett console. That’s notable as a result of it is the first time since 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved that a Halo game has released on new Xbox hardware as a launch title.