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Xbox Project Scarlett will prioritise high FPS and fast loading

Published: 10:01, 13 August 2019
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Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console will focus on offering high frame rates and fast loading times according to Xbox head Phil Spencer. The company is prioritising consistency to ensure that games run as fast and smooth as possible.

Current-gen consoles are slowly approaching the end of their lifespan as tech giants Microsoft and Sony prepare their next-gen hardware for release, which is rumoured to be sometime in late 2020.

Not a lot has been said about the new consoles but there are few details which confirm that both Microsoft and Sony are focusing on blazing-fast loading speeds and high frame rates.

In the latest interview with Gamespot, Xbox head Phil Spencer once again talked about some of the features that the next-gen console from Microsoft will prioritise.

He said that consistency is the key for the new console, ensuring that all games load fast and run at the highest frame rate possible. Spencer made it clear that he is talking about 60 FPS in 4K resolution, which is something that not even the most powerful PCs can deliver in each game, on ultra settings.

"Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible. We're also the Windows company, so we see the work that goes on PC and the work that developers are doing. People love 60 frames-per-second games, so getting games to run at 4K 60 [FPS] I think will be a real design goal for us," Spencer explained.

Furthermore, Spencer said that cross-generation support is another crucial feature that the devs need to pull off perfectly. The plan is to make sure that all four generations of games - Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the next-gen titles -  run on the next platform.

Also, Microsoft want to "respect the compatibility of the controllers" that players already own. This means that the current Xbox One controller will be compatible with the next-generation consoles as well.

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All in all, next-gen Xbox is shaping up to become one exciting console. Hopefully, Microsoft manage to deliver these promises in late 2020.

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