With the curious case of Microsoft initially asserting VR assist for Xbox One X after which later pulling the plug earlier than launch, it wasn’t clear if the corporate would use its subsequent console as its alternative to lastly bounce into VR. At present at E3 2019, Microsoft revealed its next-gen Xbox ‘Venture Scarlett’ however had nothing to say about VR on the console. In the meantime, Sony has already confirmed assist for PSVR on PS5, and hinted at plans for a next-gen headset.
At present at E3 2019, Microsoft capped off their keynote presentation with the announcement of Xbox Venture Scarlett, the corporate’s next-gen console which is able to carry highly effective new hardware to your front room come vacation 2020.
Microsoft is focusing closely on pure efficiency enhancements as the first innovation of Xbox Venture Scarlett.
Primarily based on Zen 2 and Navi processors from AMD, the brand new console is claimed to be “4 instances extra highly effective than the Xbox One X.” Along with assist for 120Hz output, 8K decision, variable framerate, and hardware speed up ray-tracing, Xbox Venture Scarlett is provided with an excellent speedy SSD and GDDR6 for drastically diminished loading instances, the corporate says. Microsoft can also be promising that the console will assist the identical content material as present Xbox One and Xbox One X consoles.
Unsurprisingly, Venture Scarlett sounds fairly a bit like Sony’s next-gen console, which the corporate has spilled some hardware particulars on, however hasn’t made a correct announcement simply but. The place the 2 consoles majorly differ proper now from a characteristic standpoint is VR assist. Microsoft has but to say VR in any respect almost about Venture Scarlett, whereas Sony lately confirmed that PS5 will assist the prevailing PSVR, and likewise teased what a next-gen headset would possibly seem like from the corporate.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for touch upon plans to assist VR on Xbox Venture Scarlett.
Microsoft has had one thing of a messy historical past with VR and Xbox. This writeup explores that historical past (and its relationship to the Xbox’s greatest competitor) in additional element, however briefly, the most recent Microsoft has mentioned on the matter was final 12 months when it affirmed the corporate doesn’t have “any plans particular to Xbox consoles in digital actuality or blended actuality […].”