Microsoft Details Xbox Scarlett Console Framerate Upgrades & Load Times for Next-Gen Gaming

Coming holiday 2020. . .

Earlier this summer, Microsoft confirmed that they would be releasing their next-generation Xbox Scarlett console in 2020. With the Xbox One X just two years in the public, serving as their mid-generation update, Project Scarlett is set to be nearly four times as powerful as the current mode.

While graphics have been a slight improvement, gameplay frame-rate has been the biggest implement games have been enjoying. It essentially changes the way an entire video game can be played from 30-fps to 60fps.

The standard for the Scarlett will be 60 frames-per-second, with their goal of eventually jumping to 120 frames down the line.

Phil Spencer spoke about the system saying, “Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible. We’re also the Windows company, so we see the work that goes on for PC and the work that developers are doing. People love 60 frames-per-second games, so getting games to run at 4K 60 FPS I think will be a real design goal for us.”

Since it’ll be a full upgrade to 4K, those of you with HDR sets will finally experience what PC gamers have been doing for the last 3 years.

Spencer went to talk about loading times saying, “The thing that’s interesting is, this generation, we’ve really focused on 4K visuals and how we bring both movies through 4K Blu-ray and video streaming, and with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation.

But playability is probably the bigger focus for us this generation. How fast do games load? Do I feel like I can get into the game as fast as possible and while it’s playing? How does it feel? Does this game both look and feel like no other game that I’ve seen? That’s our target.”

Take a look at a visual breakdown below of 60fps vs. 30fps.

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