Microsoft confirmed that it was designing new Xbox hardware at its E3 presentation, but when will we get to see that hardware? well, it might be sooner than you think. Some sources are claiming that the next-gen Xbox, nicknamed Scarlett, could launch sometime in 2020. Maybe even in November.
We don’t have any technical details, but it’s described as a “family of devices.” Like the Xbox One, then, you can expect to see some variations.
Yes, the timing, if this is true, may seem very quick since the Xbox One X only launched near the end of 2017. But it makes sense when you consider Microsoft’s current stature in the console world. As much as Microsoft has done to improve the Xbox One, it is second to Sony in this console generation. And that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon. A Scarlett launch in 2020 could help them to keep pace, and might even give Microsoft an edge if the next PlayStation takes longer to get to fans.
So it’s a good strategy. But will this rush mean a console that isn’t a huge leap over the current one? I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens here.