Xbox Scarlett will 'compete in the right ways' with PlayStation 5 says Phil Spencer
More information will be revealed in 2020.
What you need to know
- Project Scarlett is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console.
- It launches in Holiday 2020 and will be competitive with the PlayStation 5.
- Microsoft doesn't want to make the same mistakes it did with the Xbox One launch.
- Additionally, Spencer said Project xCloud wouldn't come to Stadia because it's a closed platform.
Project Scarlett is Microsoft's upcoming Xbox console, and it's going to focus on 4K resolution or 120 frames per second gameplay. While we don't know the exact specifications of the device, we do know that it's coming in Holiday 2020. In an interview with The Verge, Xbox's Phil Spencer provided more details about what he hopes the console will be.
An excerpt from Spencer can be read below.
It seems like Microsoft learned its lesson from the disastrous Xbox One launch. The company has to offer a powerful console at an affordable price point.
The Verge also asked Spencer if Project xCloud, the company's game streaming service, would ever be available on Google Stadia. Spencer said that he wants the "full" Xbox experience there, not just games. You can read another excerpt from Spencer below.
There you have it, the only way Stadia would support Project xCloud would be if it allowed the "Game Streaming" app available on Android phones. This is probably not going to happen because the two companies are in direct competition with one another when it comes to cloud gaming.
What do you want to see from Project Scarlett and Project xCloud in the future? Let us know.
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