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The next Xbox generation is coming next year

Phil Spencer took to the stage at Microsoft’s 2019 E3 press conference to unveil some details around the next generation of Xbox. It still doesn’t have an official name under the banner of “Project Scarlett”, but we know it is set for launch Holiday 2020.

After much speculation about the next generation of consoles and Sony recently talking about PS5 being just around the corner, it’s no surprise that Microsoft took advantage of being the only console-creator on the E3 stage to talk about their future in a big way.

Phil Spencer made a point of saying that a “console should be built, designed and optimised for one thing and one thing only: gaming”, and that looks to be exactly what Microsoft is set to deliver next year.

Check out the trailer below that features some of the Xbox Game Studios team talking about the console, along with some info.

There looks to be a real focus on more immersion, more exploration and more detail, with reduced loading times and frame-rates of up to 120 FPS. A new generation of SSD was also talked about, with more than 40x increase in power over the current generation of consoles.

Many were expecting to get more concrete information, perhaps a look at the new console or even the name of it – but with 18 months to go before the new Xbox is in our hot little hands, we have plenty of time to speculate and wait for more details.