Update: Xbox Scarlett Will Have 8K Support, 120 FPS, Backward Compatibility And More

Update (Monday, 10th June, 4:25 am IST): The information leaked was absolutely right. In the announcement, Microsoft confirmed 8K resolution support, 120 frames per second, SSD as virtual ram, four generations of content and faster loading times.

“For us, the console is vital and central to our experience,” Phil Spencer said. “We heard you. A console should be designed and built and optimised for one thing and one thing only: gaming.”

He said, “The same team that created the world’s most powerful console – Xbox One X and innovated its groundbreaking processor and the elite controller, the same team that engineered world-class compatibility of today’s Xbox One consoles, the same team that set the bar for live gaming services with Xbox Live, this same team, set out on a new mission – to create the future of gaming for you.”

The next-generation console will be powered by a custom-designed processor leveraging the latest Zen 2 and Navi technology from AMD. This is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. Also, with Project Scarlett, the company’s leveraging high bandwidth GDDR6 to ensure players get the best performance possible.

Additionally, the console will allow next-generation real-time ray tracing as it will be the first hardware accelerated console ever.

Xbox’s E3 briefing begins in less than four hours and we already have some key details about the console. Credible leaker Sabi has both tweeted and provided us with some key information regarding Microsoft’s next-gen console, “Xbox Scarlett”.

Backward Compatibility (confirmed)

Xbox Scarlett will be backwards compatible with Xbox One. For the Xbox 360, we aren’t quite sure. The console is said to be compatible with “4 generations of content”, including past controllers and accessories.


The Scarlett will have faster load times, will support 120 frames per second, 8K resolution and will use SSD for virtual ram. Microsoft will announce it as the “most immersive console experience”.


Currently, the console’s focus is primarily video games. There are no discussions regarding other media as of now.

Elite Controller

There will be a second-generation elite controller announcement along with the console.

Release Window

The Xbox Scarlett is planned for a Holiday 2020 release with Halo Infinite.

We’ll update the article as more details are being shared with us.

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A gaming aficionado and an avid Dota 2 player, Pingal is the owner of Spiel Times and the main coordinator of the News section.



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