It’s been almost five years since the launch of the Xbox One, and the console has changed significantly during that time, both by the interruption of Kinect, as the complete redesign of the Xbox One S and the main improvements of the Xbox One X. However, these have been the only changes, and not a new product, which has given rise to rumors and speculation about what comes next, the new Xbox 2019.
Does Xbox One without a hard drive?
According to Thurrott, the new Xbox One will not feature a hard disk drive and, in addition, will have a value of around $200 dollars, that would mean a much lower price than the standard price of the current models. Apparently, the console will launch along with a program of “disc to digital” that gives players the option to return to your old disk based games to download codes.
“In regards to Scarlett, Microsoft is still trying to decide if that console will include a disk drive, but should take the final decision here shortly,” the report continued.
With the introduction of Project xCloud and the increasing involvement of digital games sales on the physical disks, we should not be surprising that Microsoft offers an alternative console cheaper. However, given that the download speeds are still not uniformly high in the united States, it seems likely that the next-generation Xbox will come with at least a model that provides a disk drive.
What two consoles?
It seems that Microsoft is developing two new consoles.
According to the publication Thurrott, Microsoft would be developing a console and traditional other made exclusively for video games by streaming. Few things are known about the traditional desk, but the console for streaming would have as a code name Scarlett Cloud. The device would be released at the time the console is traditional and since Xbox games can be processed from the servers of Microsoft, the console requires little processing power.
Even so, you will need some processing power to the commands of the controls, by which a part of each game will be processed on the console. The idea is that the console is “significantly” cheaper than a traditional.
The Microsoft plan would be to give more relevance to their Xbox Live service and Xbox Gamepass through this console. It is by now a speculation, but it is very possible that Micrsofot elects to make this service an add-on to the console made to play by streaming.
In addition, The Verge reported that Microsoft is building data centers that can support a new generation of streaming services. According to the publication, the code name of the project is to “XCloud”. It is thought that both consoles are released in 2020
Gamescom could provide you with more information
It seems that the rumors about a new console could be certain. Microsoft announced its plans for Gamescom, the annual exhibition of video games held in Cologne, Germany, in August, announcing that it will “hardware and accessories Xbox totally new”. The company also promised news, features, and features not announced for your next list of games, and “maybe even a few surprises”.
“It is a great time to be a player of Xbox!”, the company says. “Following in the footsteps of our briefing on E3, and the incredible reaction we’ve had from our fans, we are pleased to announce that Xbox will come to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, in August. We’re going to bring a great line up of games developers from all over the world that we can’t wait for the players in Europe have in their hands.”
In a statement, Microsoft said it will reveal those details during an episode of his program called Inside Xbox, which will be broadcast live from their booth at Gamescom.
What we know of the hardware
In terms of hardware, there is no confirmed information on what will happen in the next Xbox console, but there are not many options. Both Microsoft and Sony have resorted to the use of x86-based processors, such as those found in the PC, in the latest generation of their consoles. Also incorporated AMD to create graphics. Both solutions are still the most sensible, so it is unlikely we will see something different on the next Xbox.
That said, it is expected that the new console will be, of course, more powerful than Xbox One X, since the architecture of the current Xbox One and Xbox One X suggests that the company has many opportunities for improvement. Many think that it could increase the count of the CPU core, change the architecture, or upgrading to a new GPU, such as Vega of AMD, or maybe even Navi, that is not yet in production but is in the roadmap of AMD.
For now, we only await to hear the news and surprises announced by Microsoft. The company will launch his episode of Inside Xbox from Gamescom on Tuesday, August 21 at 4:30 p. m. CEST (7:30 to.m. PDT / 10: 30 a.m. EDT) on all your platforms, like your website, Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
*Updated by Maria Teresa Lopes on the 16th of November 2018.
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