This is certainly proving to be a weird lead-up to the next generation of consoles. Sony’s been low-key dribbling information every few months through a series of Wired exclusives. Now Microsoft’s gone ahead and blown the lid off Project Scarlett at The Game Awards, of all places.
The Scarlett codename is no more. The official name is the Xbox Series X, which I assume refers to the fact there will be multiple hardware setups at launch next November, one low-powered (but cheap) and one high-powered (but expensive). Presumably they’ll both use the same box regardless, the elongated black obelisk shown in the reveal trailer below—though there’s also a chance the name indicates the Xbox One X will be the low-cost option for next-gen.
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