Xbox Project Scarlett to support Xbox One controllers and headsets

Joshua Bennett
June 12, 2019

Last night, Microsoft's new strategy became clear- Xbox Game Pass has now launched on PC, alongside a brand new app that collects all of the games you can install in one place without the extra fluff. We subsequently learned it will stay dark until E3 2020, so we won't be learning much about the game for the next year.

During the presentation, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox division, said that Microsoft learned from fans that they want something focused on gaming, and not a jack of all trades.

With Final Fantasy VII getting remastered for the Xbox One ahead of the release of the game's remake- which, by the way, looks extremely good - you now have the flawless excuse to upgrade your console.

The company said that the console will be powered by an Advanced Micro Devices chip, during its Xbox E3 conference in Los Angeles.

Microsoft has announced that the Backward Compatibility program is coming to a close. By August, players will have access to over 100 games. Originally announced previous year, you'll be able to stream from Microsoft's own cloud servers, or from your own Xbox One this October when Project xCloud enters public testing. The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass, for PCs as well as the Xbox One.

Microsoft also announced 14 game titles from Xbox Game Studios, including shooter video game 'Gears 5'.

A new installment of Microsoft's flagship Halo series, Halo Infinite, will release alongside the new Project Scarlett console.

In fact, Microsoft won't even be drawn on perhaps the most important question of all: is Scarlett really the next generation, or is it an update of the current generation?

Microsoft has revealed the first teaser trailer for a next-generation version of its all-time classic PC game flight Simulator.

The new SSD technology, according to Microsoft, should boost performance by 40x over the current generation, allowing games to load extremely fast. "It is about creating a new, unique experience, not trying to replicate what you have".

Accessories like Xbox One controllers, Kinect, headsets and more will also be fully supported by Scarlett.

Of course, if you decide to take full advantage and grab the full three years available you will be handing over a lot of cash, but saving around £250/$360 compared to paying the full three-year price for Game Pass Ultimate.

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