Microsoft talked a little about its next-generation console, Project Scarlett, during its E3 2019 panel, and we learned quite a bit about what we can expect from the next Xbox.
As introduced by Xbox top dog, Phil Spencer, the new console will be “all about choice” for the games, people and devices we want. There seems to be a big focus on reducing load times and promises to be “four times as powerful as the Xbox One X.”
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The console will sport 120 frames per second, next-gen raytracing and 8K support with a new generation of SSDs using virtual RAM. It’ll also have a custom-designed AMD processor, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next-generation solid state drive (SSD).
Sounds impressive, right?
Definitely, but it might not be the most-powerful console on the market when it launches, as rumours says the PlayStation 5 is even more impressive.
GameInformer executive editor Andrew Reiner tweeted from E3, saying: “Rumors before the show say the PS5 is more powerful than Project Scarlett, but we’ll see.”
Offering up nothing more means we’ll definitely need to take this rumour with a pinch of salt for now, but it’s certainly very eyebrow-raising.
From what we’ve heard of Sony’s next-generation console it’s going to be a beastly machine, and we can’t wait for the official unveiling.
Japanese video game designer and producer Toshihiro Nagoshi, who’s worked on games including Shenmueand the Yakuza series, has offered up his own opinion of the PS5.
Speaking during the Sega Nama event [via MammothGamers], Nagoshi stated: “If you pour the PS5’s power into graphics it’ll be the best that we’ve yet to see.”
Earlier this year Mark Cerny, PS5 architect, confirmed in an interview with WIRED that the new console has an AMD manufactured chip, and is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line, with 8 cores of the new 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture.
The GPU is a custom Radeon Navi solution and will support ray tracing for the most realistic experience.
Will it best Xbox this time around? Only time will tell!
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