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Xbox ‘Project Scarlett’ Coming With 8K Support And 4x More Power

Microsoft’s next Xbox is coming in 2020 with 8K graphics and SSD storage Xbox ‘Project Scarlett’ Coming With 8K Support And 4x More Power
Sandy Mccarthy | 11 June, 2019, 13:46

IT WON'T SURPRISE ANYONE that Microsoft announced the next-gen Xbox at E3 2019, though it might shock that the console focuses completely on gaming rather than extra entertainment nonsense.

Of course, any games Microsoft does publish will come to PC as well - which is great for PC gamers like me, as it means once again I won't have to splash out on an Xbox. Normal pricing begins at $9.99/month, though while the program remains in beta, that price falls to $4.99/month.

Microsoft has finally confirmed the existence of its next-generation home console, known as Project Scarlett. Backwards compatibility with existing games is promised, as are fast load times and cross-device gaming.

The fact that a three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan is down to under £15 is pretty exciting. Throw in a $19.98 subscription for both Game Pass and Game Pass PC and that's $299.75 a year, which is a lot more than the $179.88 you'll pay with Ultimate.

Project xCloud is due to go live in October. It will therefore potentially offer thousands of Xbox One, PC and even retro Xbox games to stream over the internet. At E3 attendees sampled the likes of Halo 5: Guardians and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice streaming on smartphones and tablets. The new version of the game is being built with native 4K HDR support and utilizes both Global Positioning System and Microsoft's Azure AI power to inject it with an unprecedented level of realism. This year, Xbox added another heavy-hitter to its arsenal with the acquisition of Double Fine Studios, makers of such cult classics as Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. But hey, at least we got a release window.

United Technologies and Raytheon to Combine to Form New Defense Giant
The merger is expected to result in more than $1 billion in cost synergies by the end of the fourth year, the companies said. United Technologies has a current market value of $114 billion while Raytheon's is about $52 billion.

Games could only be played in 60fps at 1440p, which for a US$1,000 graphics card was unacceptable. Arriving on 30 August. Gearbox has prepared the Borderlands 2 free DLC dubbed "Commander Lilith & the fight for Sanctuary" to help you blast away the time between now and 13 September. However, unlike with previous console generations, older hardware is also supported so people will not need to buy the new Scarlett console to play it.

Included in the line-up is the entire "Master Chief" collection of the popular "Halo" science fiction shooter franchise on Xbox. The game uses the 343's next-generation Slipspace Engine.

Elsewhere, Project Scarlett will also support 8K-resolution playback, although Microsoft has not confirmed whether this will be limited to streaming video or include video games as well.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

The service is now in open beta for $9.99, which garners access to over 100 PC games, including a serious cache of AAA titles.

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