The next-gen Xbox Scarlett could have a shock 2019 release date, Microsoft has hinted.In a new post on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft looks ahead at the
The next-gen Xbox Scarlett could have a shock 2019 release date, Microsoft has hinted.
In a new post on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft looks ahead at the year to come for the Xbox brand.
Various Microsoft development studios are said to be working on new and exclusive content for 2019.
But even more interesting than that is Microsoft is planning to implement new technologies in 2019.
Could this be the next-generation Xbox Scarlett? Perhaps we’ll find out at E3 2019.
“And we can’t wait to show you what all the Microsoft Studios development teams are working on,” the post reads.
“We’re focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans.”
New content is said to be tailored to “every type of gamer”, so fans can expect a wider range of exclusives.
“We are committed to expanding the Microsoft Studios franchises players already love and investing in new, exclusive content for every type of gamer,” the post continues.
“We’re excited to see the teams maximize their potential at Microsoft and can’t wait for what the future has in store.”
Microsoft has already confirmed that it is working on a new console, although the current rumours suggest it will launch in 2020.
The PlayStation 5 and next-generation Xbox could borrow a surprise feature from the Nintendo Switch, it has been suggested.
While improved visuals, increased memory and faster processing speeds are a given, one thing that hasn’t received as much attention is what format games will come in.
In an illuminating interview with GamingBolt, Hellpoint developer Marc-André Jutras said that Microsoft and Sony are unlikely to ditch physical media due to partnerships with retailers.
But Jutras suggests that Sony and Microsoft could follow Nintendo’s lead and release games on cartridges, or maybe USB.
“But one thing I would like to see is, because right now I have issues with Blu-rays, they are slow to load,” he said. “So that’s why in the last generation of consoles, you have games with long loading times, and the games needing to be installed.
“One thing I would like to see, is some games should be able to be offered on cartridges or USB keys.”