Microsoft teases new Xbox console heavily at E3
- Microsoft has revealed details of 'Project Scarlett' the project that will become the successor to the Xbox One
- The new console is expected to be more powerful than ever before, and be out in time for Christmas 2020
- Xbox Head Phil Spencer also announced a slew of cloud-based features, including game streaming on mobile devices
Microsoft's head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed 'Project Scarlett' the codename of the project that will become the successor to the Xbox One.
The announcement was made at the Electonic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. Spencer admitted that the new Xbox would be released in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season in 2020.
"For us, the console is vital and central to our experience," said Spencer. Perhaps in a small dig at Google which announced its own foray into the world of gaming would be streaming-based.
Xbox said that it is also adding the ability for players to stream games in their libraries for play on mobile devices with Game Pass subscriptions.
"We will bring Xbox to the cloud with project and console streaming," said Spencer. "Where you play is entirely your choice, you decide."
The new service will be previesed layer this year, says Microsoft.