Project Scarlett officially named Xbox Series X

Former Xbox VP is buying the PS5 and not the Series X

One of the biggest reveals to the emerge from The Game Awards 2019 was none other than the official name of Project Scarlett, now known as the Xbox Series X.

Earlier this year, the video games world was set abuzz once more when both Microsoft and Sony’s next generation consoles were announced.

Both are set for release during late 2020 and while the PlayStation 5 – as a name – has always been known, the former was a little more mysterious.

For several months, the working title has been known as Project Scarlett. Now, not only do we have its true name but also seen the design.

The unveiling possibly hints at multiple Xbox consoles arriving in the next generation – similar to how we have had the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X this time around.

The different iterations on offer present gamers with varying levels of performance since the One X version is more powerful than the One S, but is also more expensive.

Interestingly, the Series X is designed to be placed both vertically and horizontally depending on the buyer’s preference.

Alongside the console design unveiling, viewers also got a glimpse of the new controller that will be accompanying the machine.

Both its size and shape have been refined to “accommodate an ever wider range of people and it also features a new share button to make capturing screenshots and game clips simple and an advanced d-pad (directional) derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller,” write Xbox.

“The new Xbox wireless controller will be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and will be included with every Xbox Series X.”

The reveal was also served alongside footage of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – a sequel to Ninja Theory’s award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – which was captured in-engine and is reflective of the Series X’s power.

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