It also appears that the Scarlett name doesn't just apply to a single next-gen Xbox console but rather a "series of devices" that seem to all be related to gaming in some way. Now, a new report from Thurrot suggests that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console is already in the works and is expected to hit the market sometime in 2020.
"Microsoft is significantly expanding its lineup of video game content this year, a strategy aimed at squeezing more revenue out of its existing user base", she observed on her Twitter profile.
It was also said that streaming will be heavily integrated into the console.
"As of March 31, its Xbox One had a global install base of 39.1M units; Sony's PlayStation 4 had 76.6M, according to IHS".
Microsoft has built a powerful platform for hosting computing in the Internet cloud, making such service a thriving part of its business. The confirmation came when Xbox chief Phil Spencer said in a statement that Microsoft is indeed "deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles" The reports also highlight that the next-generation Xbox console is set to launch in 2020. Experts believe that it might be possible that Microsoft is reassessing streaming devices given its focus on a new game streaming service.
If Microsoft were to beat Sony to the market with a new console, however, it would have the chance to get a head start in the console race and release more technically impressive games. "The company's new gaming cloud division started at the end of a year ago, which is essentially Microsoft's version of 'Netflix for video games".
Console video game titan Bethesda is unabashedly bridging the divide between console and mobile play with versions of blockbusters Fallout and Elder Scrolls for play on smartphones or tablets. That being said, specific details about these products are not yet available.
It's likely we'll find out more about the devices during next year's E3 gaming expo.
Super-fast Internet service is seen as key to rich, seamless game play.