Just over a month ago, we posted info about the new Xbox Scarlett family and its release in 2020.
Today, we extend that information with a lot of new details shared by Brad Sams (well reputed Microsoft journalist close to industry insiders) on thurrot.com, source of the previous info.
As we mentioned, Xbox Scarlett codename refers not only to one system, but to one family of devices. The info shared by Sams states that the Scarlett family would count with a traditional next gen console and a cloud gaming box: Scarlett Cloud.
The Scarlett Cloud would be designed to work with the company’s upcoming game streaming service, in which Microsoft has been working, at least, for five years. Xbox Scarlett Cloud would be a lower-powered with a limited amount of compute locally for specific tasks like controller input, image processing, and importantly, collision detection. This local computing is a must to if the company wants to provide the best possible experience without lag.
While Xbox Scarlett (the traditional console) would be priced as we can expect, Xbox Scarlett Cloud would cost significantly less due to its streaming nature.
Finally, as it seems, all Scarlett games would run on all Scarlett devices, meaning that you could start a game on the traditional Xbox Scarlett and resume the play on the Xbox Scarlett Cloud system, thanks to the streaming service.
Via | thurrott