It will be playable with Xbox Game Pass at Launch.
Something to look forward to: Fans of Microsoft's Flight Simulator series were treated to the next installment in the long-running series at the company's E3 2019 keynote. Neither Microsoft nor Sony are expected to say much more about their consoles any time soon, if at all for the rest of the year. The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. This is what the Xbox App should have been in the first place but still, better late than never and just in time for Halo. Though there will nearly certainly be technical compromises from this, it wouldn't be surprising to see the game also appearing on Xbox One and Xbox One X, especially given the number of cross-generational releases that we saw around the launch of the current generation. A comment about the console supporting "four generations of content" indicates backwards compatibility reaching back to the original Xbox, which would be in line with the Xbox One's current excellent backwards compatibility.
That said, it does come with a number of perks of its own, like 20% discounts off games from the Microsoft Store. Near the end of Microsoft's E3 2019 presentation, they spoke of their next generation of hardware, now titled "Project Scarlett".
Our team thought this was a new Outlast game until the reveal of the creepy wooden stickmen (sorry, Blair Witch lore experts, but I'm not about to Google their real name while writing at this at 3.45 AM).
Duchess Kate goes all out for state dinner with the Trumps
The mom of three stopped to greet Louise, 38, who looked lovely in a burgundy gown, before they took their seats in the ballroom. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's housekeeper has received a very special honour from the Queen.
Microsoft also announced 14 game titles from Xbox Game Studios, including shooter video game 'Gears 5'. It will be on sale towards the end of 2020, and forms one half of Microsoft's video game strategy - the other half being a cloud-powered service that lets you play Xbox games anywhere, on any screen. It's possible games could just see a single release with Scarlett enhancement updates similar to the Xbox One X, but it's more likely we'll see two versions of Xbox games considering Scarlett is a huge jump over existing hardware.
An image of a naked Project Scarlett.
While Microsoft's E3 2019 showing may have been disappointing, it's not entirely unexpected.
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