Microsoft had unraveled the Project Scarlett – the next-gen Xbox console – at E3 earlier this year, along with bold promises about its capabilities and the upgrade it will bring to the table. The company had already stated that some major advancements including the highly talked about 8K gameplay support and a massive 4x performance enhancement. Now the company has made the next big announcement in this regard. Xbox General Manager, Aaron Greenberg, has now confirmed that along with the from GPU boost, the next-gen Xbox One console will come up with a “big upgrade in CPU”, which will enable that players to enjoy and experience a consistently high frame rate. What’s more the new Xbox One controllers with matching charging stands have also gone official at Gamescom 2019.
“For next-gen, I think you’ll see a big upgrade in CPU because we want to make sure you don’t have any compromises with frame rate. Yes we can do 4K, but we can also do frame rates up to 120”, Greenberg was quoted as saying by GamesRadar. The Xbox General Manager was highly optimistic about the new developments and believes that the new changes will enhance the gaming experience for users. He added that Project Scarlett will be equipped to perform feats such as instant resume and minimal load times, something which modern consoles are still struggling to achieve.
The Xbox executive’s comments resonate with what Microsoft teased during its Project Scarlett reveal at E3 2019. The company’s Xbox team has collaborated with AMD to prdouce a tailored processor for its upcoming console, and is banking on Navi GPU prowess and the Zen 2 architecture to deliver on its promise of a huge upgrade. So these two comments from the top officials of these two major players mean that gamers will surely see considerable changes and some highly-anticipated upgrades. And as the predictions are being made, it seems that the upgrades will have a positive impact.
Earlier the Project Scarlett had been touted to offer a 4x higher performance when compared with the Xbox One X and 40x performance boost over current-gen consoles. The upcoming console also has SSDs that will be used as virtual RAM to deliver faster loading, alongside next-gen ray-tracing capabilities.
At Gamescom 2019, Microsoft’s Xbox team has rolled out two new Xbox controllers – the Night Ops Camo Special Edition Controller and Sport Blue Special Edition Controller. The Night Ops Camo Special Edition controller comes with a rugged camouflaged pattern and etched trigger grip and is widely available for gamers.