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Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

E3 2018: Next Xbox Consoles Reportedly Coming in 2020

E3 2018: Next Xbox Consoles Reportedly Coming in 2020

According to a report by Thurrott's Brad Sams, Microsoft will launch the next-generation Xbox console, codenamed Scarlett, in 2020.

It is expected that the new generation of consoles will see the world in 2020.

Speaking during GiantBomb live stream, Xbox's Phil Spencer noted that Microsoft has introduced support for variable FPS but still believe that the next Xbox and consoles, in general, need to do more in FPS area and should go for the 60 FPS as the standard.

Although he is unspecific about these products, Sams states that rather than just being a single console, "Scarlett" is, in fact, a "family of devices", hinting at multiple hardware releases to come from Microsoft.

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Microsoft did not deny the report when contacted by Business Insider. Anyway, you're wondering whether you Xbox One owners will be able to get yourself a copy of the game, and I've got the answer here. But as of this moment in time, it's definitely not in the cards, and the first The Last of Us never left its blue and black pride.

No details of Microsoft's plans have been revealed but Mr Spencer did hint at a range of long-term projects now being undertaken, including work on future consoles and research into improving artificial intelligence which could one day be used to improve the actions and reaction of characters in video games. He added that cloud engineers are now working on a "game streaming network to unlock console gaming on any device".

Microsoft has had an impressive E3 2018, with the company acknowledging in its presentation that it was designing new Xbox hardware. That basically means that there are still two PlayStation 4s being sold for each Xbox One (if the numbers are accurate, of course).

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