Phil Spencer confirms Xbox Project Scarlett is just one console – at least for now
Earlier this year, rumors counseled Microsoft could announce new Xbox consoles at E3 2019. The disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was shown in May, and Xbox Project Scarlett became unveiled at E3 as anticipated, however given the preceding rumors and an vintage declaration from Xbox boss Phil Spencer regarding “sport consoles”, many oldsters had been nonetheless wondering if the Scarlett family will encompass multiple systems. In a new interview with Business Insider, Spencer confirmed that Project Scarlett is the organisation’s best subsequent-gen console at this factor in time.
“Last yr we stated consoles, and we’ve shipped a console and we’ve now distinctive another console. I think that’s plural,” Spencer said. He additionally burdened that “we’re focused on Project Scarlett and what we put on degree.
So if you were worried that Xbox Project Scarlett would be as complicated as the family of Xbox One consoles – standard, S, X, and now All-Digital – put those worries to bed for now. Yes, both the rumors and Spencer were referring to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. For now, Microsoft is just working on one flagship next-gen console. You can bet we’ll see at least one more line of Scarlett systems after launch – the equivalent to the Xbox One X – but that’s probably a question for 2021 at the earliest.
Beyond a single Scarlett system, Microsoft is also working to build one cohesive Xbox library: Xbox Project Scarlett backwards compatibility will support games from every Xbox generation as well as Xbox One hardware. According to the current Xbox Project Scarlett launch date, this will all kick off in holiday 2020.