Project Scarlett will set a new bar for console power, speed and performance, arriving Holiday 2020 alongside Halo Infinite. With a custom-designed AMD processor, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next generation solid state drive (SSD), Project Scarlett will give developers the power they need to bring their creative visions to life. Thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett.
Microsoft has yet to discuss final pricing for Scarlett, but given the system’s high-end specs, we don’t expect it to be cheap. The original Xbox One and Xbox One X both launched for $499 in 2013 and 2017, respectively, carrying price tags that were $100 heftier than the current PlayStations. Microsoft likely won’t want to make that mistake again, so we’re expecting Scarlett to be in a similar price range to the PS5.