Xbox may allow its new studios to create multiplatform games

  • Xbox may allow its new studios to create multiplatform games

Xbox may allow its new studios to create multiplatform games

"Making sure that all four generations of content - so the original Xbox games that run on your Xbox One today, the OG Xbox; the 360 games that run on your Xbox One; your Xbox One games; and the new generation game - all run on the next platform is important to us", Spencer told Gamespot.

E3 2019 was a pretty big show for the games industry.

MICROSOFT XBOX HEAD HONCHO Phil Spencer has spilt the beans on what we can expect to see from Redmond's next-gen console, now codenamed Project Scarlett.

This is not the case for all of the first-party titles, with Minecraft famously being the exception. "And with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation".

Microsoft's first-party games boss hopes he can develop Obsidian's The Outer Worlds into an enduring franchise for Xbox, he's said. This hints at variable modes for Scarlett, which was actually obvious from the start.

After all, Scarlett won't be exclusive to 4K UHDTVs-you can plug it into a 1080p display and still play games. How fast do [games] load? The Xbox head explained that it is targeting concerns such as getting the game to load as fast as possible while it's playing, as well as putting a lot of consideration into how it looks and feels to play.

As you can see in the image included above, Microsoft's detachable controllers look strikingly similar to Nintendo Switch.

Devs have some interesting methods to milk Scarlett's total power and hit these performance points. Upgrading to a brand new console could be a headache - restrictions on backward compatibility and cross-gen gaming mean gamers lose out on their earlier gaming investments, and even delay shopping for a more recent console due to all of the mucking round concerned.

Whether or not Project Scarlett can indeed hit these targets remains to be seen, but we should still expect true next-gen console gaming-all with the added benefits of last-gen game and peripheral support.

The new console, which will ship in the 2020 holiday season with Halo: Infinite as a launch title, has been designed from the ground up to represent a "bigger generational leap" than anything that the Xbox has done before.