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https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/161232/microsofts-next-gen-xbox-will-arrive-2020

While Microsoft may have been founded as being a software company, there is no question about it that they are a hardware company too. With the Surface family, the Xbox, and peripherals, the company doesn’t shy away from building its own products and has established a sizeable fanbase who is interested in ‘what’s next’ for the company when it relates to these types of products.

This past week, I was tipped off that the next generation Xbox was codenamed Scarlett and in an effort to track down if this information was accurate, I was able to view content that highlighted several unannounced Microsoft products that are coming in the next two years.

Microsoft is planning for the next Xbox console release to arrive in 2020. But what is more interesting, is that Microsoft describes ‘Scarlett’ as a family of devices; meaning we may see multiple pieces of hardware released that year.

That date may seem relatively close considering that the Xbox One X launched last year but Microsoft is aggressively moving ahead with hardware in the console space to shake up the industry. But what we don’t know is if this is a brand new set of devices or simply a more ‘powerful’ Xbox One that is again, fully backward compatible with all the content available today.

Considering how much effort Microsoft has put into backward compatibility, I would expect the Scarlett devices to support current gen games but offer more advanced features and align possibly with Microsoft’s upcoming game-streaming services.

As with any leak this far out, timing and plans can change but I was able to verify the information I viewed as being authentic and fully believe that the company is on-track to release the new console in two years.



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When will mic learn its not about the powerfull hardware its the games you make on them.



 

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What would be the point of a new Xbox in 2020? The X is already quite powerful. Today we are more limited by creativity and development cost than hardware power.



numberwang said:

What would be the point of a new Xbox in 2020? The X is already quite powerful. Today we are more limited by creativity and development cost than hardware power.

That's like saying, "what's the point in new PC CPUs/GPUs. What we have is already quite powerful". The point is things get old and it's time to move on to better technology. 2020 is a very appropriate time for new console hardware, especially when the previous Xbox generation started in 2013.



                                                                                                             

Seriously give Xbox One X atleast 4 years in 2021 . It almost feels like I havent completed 1 year still since it relesed in november 2017



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2020 is what I expected for MS.

However, it is worth noting, that IGN Japan is saying MS told them that MS is trying to get the next Xbox ready by Holiday 2019, I guess they want it ready just in case Sony decides to release PS5 in 2019, so that Sony doesn't get a 1 year sales headstart.



shikamaru317 said:
2020 is what I expected for MS.

However, it is worth noting, that IGN Japan is saying MS told them that MS is trying to get the next Xbox ready by Holiday 2019, I guess they want it ready just in case Sony decides to release PS5 in 2019, so that Sony doesn't get a 1 year sales headstart.

Even releasing alongside Sony will remain an uphill battle for them. To me, they need to be more focused on launching some kind of "hooking" content out of the gate. Like the 360 had. 



                                                                                                             

JamesGarret said: 

Microsoft is planning for the next Xbox console release to arrive in 2020. But what is more interesting, is that Microsoft describes ‘Scarlett’ as a family of devices; meaning we may see multiple pieces of hardware released that year.

Calling it now, we will see a bunch of PCs in a nice case with the Xbox Logo on them. They'll likely use Windows 10 S and each and every game released for Xbox must be available on the Windows Store. I wouldn't be surprised if the next Xbox is just a standard PC but with games with an Xbox Logo sold which you are guaranteed to be able to run with such a machine. If you know what I mean. It would just make perfect sense. Microsoft would be in a way better position to compete with steam with such a model. Millions of console gamers would be coming to the Windows Store, which is practically dead when it comes to gaming right now. 

They could also offer compatibility to a whole lot of PC titles. Just about any PC title could come directly to Xbox just by releasing it in the Windows Store. The library for the console would be gigantic after a short amount of time. On top of that users would have access to tons of apps and whatnot. I'm almost sure Microsoft will go down that route. The only real downside is that you won't have a reason to buy a new Xbox if you already own a beefy PC. But I don't think that's a biggie for Microsoft.



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Then it's official: The xbox one x has been totally pointless (i say one thing: Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Ghost of Tsushima & The Last of Us 2 graphic) in my opinion, I understand the displeasure of most Xbox fans from the other site. The console only appeared because the PS4 (Pro) was sold so good, that was the true reason and phil spencer knows it -.-

edit. Microsoft should be more concerned with japanese games and big exclusives-jrpgs, rather than republishing new hardware again - I think. For me personally, the xbox is currently zero interesting (due to 3-4 reasons) - new hardware will not change that.

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KazumaKiryu said:
Then it's official: The xbox one x has been totally pointless (i say one thing: Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Ghost of Tsushima & The Last of Us 2 graphic) in my opinion, I understand the displeasure of most Xbox fans from the other site. The console only appeared because the PS4 (Pro) was sold so heavily, that was the true reason and phil spencer knows it -.-

The One X isn't pointless at all. Like the Pro, it is an iterative console. If this new machine launches in 2020, that gives it a 3-year run.