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Next-gen Xbox consoles could arrive as soon as 2020

By Polycount ยท 11 replies
Jun 12, 2018
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  1. E3's major conferences are in full swing, and we've already seen companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Bethesda show off some of their most highly-anticipated titles.

    However, at Microsoft's conference on Sunday, we also got our first hint at what's going on with the next generation of Xbox consoles.

    At the conference, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer told us that Microsoft's engineers were "deep into architecturing the next Xbox consoles," but we didn't get much more information than that - until now, that is. According to a report from Thurrott, Microsoft's next Xbox consoles are set to arrive in 2020.

    These consoles currently fall under the codename of "Scarlett," and Thurrott claims the project will consist of an entire family of Xbox devices, though it's not clear whether or not they'll all launch at once or be more spread out over time.

    As the outlet points out, we don't know for sure what form the devices will take. They may simply be Xbox One X-like upgrades to the current generation of Xbox consoles, or they could be true next-generation devices.

    At any rate, this information comes from anonymous sources, so treat it as an unconfirmed rumor for the time being. Regardless, if Microsoft does plan to launch new consoles in 2020, we'll likely learn more about them at next year's E3.

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  2. zzxap19

    zzxap19 TS Rookie

    Why? By 2020 it should be up in the cloud - Netflix for games - large whirring boxes in the corner will be a thing of the past
  3. Scorpion5679

    Scorpion5679 TS Rookie

    What happens when your internet is out or too slow? Cloud computing is nice and all but people will always prefer their own personal hardware over cloud hardware.
  4. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +441

    "They may simply be Xbox One X-like upgrades to the current generation of Xbox consoles, or they could be true next-generation devices."

    Then ... fake, useless news.
    TempleOrion likes this.
  5. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,335   +311

    How do you figure that?
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,995   +1,378

    "Next-gen Xbox consoles could arrive as soon as 2020"

    Which means they'll have the graphics power of a GTX 950.
    Julio Franco likes this.
  7. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +441

    It might rain, or it might not. IMHO this type of reporting holds little value. Spend time on in depth stuff. Otherwise this is just junk filler. That's how I figure ...
    TempleOrion likes this.
  8. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 560   +217

    It's been a fast 7 years. XBOX-2001, XBOX 360-2005, XBOX ONE-2013, XBOX ?-2020?

    Still would seem too early for a significant jump in performance. Unless they're going the incremental route. That would seem easier, and allowing for backwards compatibility.
  9. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,304   +802

    What a coincidence, rumours are saying PS5 is coming in the same year and will have Navi GPU!

    All aboard the console hype train!
    Choo Choo!
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,040   +4,758

    They have decided to use 28 cores running at 5GHz. :D
    It will be the fastest XBox ever. You just need to live near the Arctic Ocean for CPU cooling.
    TempleOrion, vimann and Danny101 like this.
  11. Bp968

    Bp968 TS Member Posts: 35   +15

    I dont believe we will see another giant "generation" leap for the foreseeable future. It just doesnt work that way anymore. No one custom designs and fabs their own stuff anymore, its too expensive. That means MS, Sony and Nintendo are all shopping for their GPUs with Nvidia, AMD and maybe soon with Intel. They shop their CPUs with Intel, AMD or ARM.

    It makes no sense to break backwards compatibility anymore since they are just using slightly modified off the shelf PC parts and making a custom PC with Custom OS software installed. Basing the guesses off of what was released the past few consoles I would hazard a guess that a 2020 xbox would either be priced at 500-600$ as a premium product and have a GPU equivalent to a 1070ti-1080 (maybe even a 1080ti, depends on what nvidia drops this year) and a 300$ entry level system with a gpu equivalent somewhere around a 1060-low end 1070ish.

    I suspect they will target 4k@60hrz. Deoending on how well gaming tvs start selli its possible they will target 90-120-or even 144hz as well. I hope they do!

    If any of the consoles have shown us anything this gen its that skimping on cpu power turned out to be bad idea. I suspect the next system will be muxh better setup to handle large amounts of players on a map, tracking and monitoring positions, just generally handling large loads of physics data, and positions data for a much smoth
  12. James00007

    James00007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +10

    By 2020 they will be on the 50th version of their broke inferior quality controller that are made to last just long enough for the warranty to expire and charging even more for them. Oh and if you have the previous 49 versions they will force update rape to break those. Not to mention the insanely priced adaptors to use them on windows and the updates to break those too. Microsoft and Google are just scammers that are rich and powerful enough to get away with it. By the time everyone is gaming on the cloud Microsoft will be charging the price of a console for a controller.

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