There’s a lot expect this year (and next year) from Microsoft and Xbox.
While Sony’s PlayStation brand was noticeably absent from this year’s E3, Microsoft went all out with its own announcements that ranged from new games to hardware. While the new games are expected, some of the new hardware that was showcased earned praise from fans all over.
Here’s a rundown of Microsoft’s hardware announcements:
Xbox Project Scarlett
The successor to the Xbox One has finally been revealed and while it does not have an official name, for the next few months it will only be known as Project Scarlett. No design details were revealed, but the Microsoft did round up the following features that include support for 8K gaming and framerates of up to 120 fps (though not necessarily in 8K). It’s scheduled to be released in the holiday 2020 season, so there’s plenty of time to save up.
Microsoft has also announced a new cloud gaming service named xCloud. While not exactly in the same lines as PlayStation Now or Google Stadia, xCloud will instantly turn your Xbox One console into your free and personal game server. This means that you can soon stream and play games from your library straight from the Xbox One using any compatible device. A preview is scheduled to happen this October.
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
I was holding off purchasing the Xbox Elite Controller in the hopes that Microsoft will announce a new and updated version and it didn’t disappoint. The new Elite Controller includes more than 30 customizable ways to play like a pro. Adjustable thumbsticks, interchangeable components and an impressive internal rechargeable battery that can give you 40 hours of game time. Plus, it’s compatible with both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
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