Halo Infinite to Release Next Year With Xbox Scarlett

Watch the new trailer for the console here.

At its E3 keynote on Sunday, Microsoft officially launched Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to everyone, nearly two months after it was unveiled as a beta. That's a familiar notion for us PC gamers, but there's still Microsoft's hardware up in the cloud via Microsoft's servers that will stream to your devices if you don't have the console kit at home.

It's a bit surprising considering we know that most of the hype for Microsoft's E3 2019 conference was built around the juicy details of next-generation Xbox.

Xbox Game Pass Console Games - $9.99 / £7.99 / ₹699 per month, with access 100 console games. No pictures of the system were shown, nor was a price announced.

Microsoft debuted its next gen Xbox here at its press conference at E3.

Xbox head Phil Spencer pulled back the curtain on "Project Scarlett", the creation of a successor to the Xbox One that will give game makers "the power they need to bring their creative visions to life". Well, Microsoft just detailed its xCloud game streaming service on the hush-hush during its future of Xbox event yesterday. "The Master Chief returns in 2020 when Halo Infinite releases globally with Project Scarlett".

Admittedly, Project Scarlett's AMD hardware has been co-designed and co-engineered with Microsoft themselves, so it's still possible there's some exclusive Microsoft jiggery-pokery going on here that won't make its way to PC. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games.

The console will release in the 2020 holiday season. Earlier this year, Sony in an interview with Wired Magazine detailed the specifications of the forthcoming console.

Xbox Scarlett is capable of variable frame rates up to 120 FPS and 8K visuals.

Microsoft also said its xCloud streaming platform, which lets customers play their games anywhere by storing them in the cloud, will debut in October.

  • Salvatore Jensen