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Xbox Scarlet performance revealed, comes with Halo late 2020

Published: 06:25, 10 June 2019
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Xbox Scarlet is apparently really something to behold since the console will be four times as strong as Xbox One X according to Microsoft. Impressive features continue with 120 FPS and 8K possibilities. It will launch with Halo Infinite.

There is a lot to unpack from Xbox E3 Press Conference. Aside from the 60 games presented, there is the first reveal or more like a tease of Xbox Scarlet's possibilities.

The console is slated for release during Holiday season in 2020 so it is still a year and a half away. Probably not too coincidentally, it will launch together with Halo Infinite, to celebrate the launch of the original Xbox that came up with Halo Combat Evolved.

According to Microsoft, the console is four times as powerful as Xbox One X, which is already regarded as the most powerful console of this generation.

It will be hardware accelerated and feature a new generation of SSD that should cut loading times significantly. While short loading times are definitely something everyone will look forward to, Microsoft are boasting other impressive performance details.

For example, it will manage to provide up to 120 frames per second and gaming in resolutions up to 8K. The company didn't mention whether there would be a correlation between the two benchmark metrics but it is highly likely that one will exclude the other.

No official confirmation is available yet, but it's possible the console will behave similarly to Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro that can go up to 60 FPS and up to 4K resolution but opting for the latter usually excludes the former, except we will have even better frames or resolution.

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While not performance related, one of the biggest features for Scarlet will be the launch title - Halo Infinite. People are already salivating over the Discover Hope trailer, seen above, that shows Master Chief going full badass mode once again. Unfortunately, the cinematic trailer is all we got for the moment, no gameplay involved.

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