Gamers are Xbox Project Scarlett’s first priority

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Microsoft holds the rights to games like Minecraft and Cuphead, which have both been published on platforms other than Xbox.

Xbox Scarlett fans have been given a taste of what to expect from the next-gen console.

Moreover - and in a transfer that Spencer says "is a little bit new" for Microsoft - the console will "respect the compatibility of the controllers you have already got". It's still early days for video game streaming, and Microsoft probably doesn't want to repeat the bad Xbox One launch from 2013 when an excessive focus on Kinect and TV features disappointed gamers looking for a traditional gaming console.

"I think we would". "Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible". This bodes well for Microsoft's stable of first-party devs like 343 Industries, who will push Scarlett to its limits for Halo: Infinite. We're also the Windows company, so we see the work that goes on [for] PC and the work that developers are doing.

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Microsoft's new Project Scarlett console supposedly "eats monsters for breakfast".

"But then obviously we're going to have our big franchises like Forza, Halo and Sea of Thieves, where those games are designed from the outset to really exist on Xbox, I think that will continue". But playability is probably the bigger focus for us this generation. The Xbox head explained that it is targeting concerns such as getting the game to load as fast as possible while it's playing, as well as putting a lot of consideration into how it looks and feels to play.

Elaborating on his comments, Spencer said that improving loading speeds will also be important to Microsoft. In fact, he said that the game also made sense as a product to bring to other platforms as well, further increasing that player base.

After all, Scarlett won't be exclusive to 4K UHDTVs-you can plug it into a 1080p display and still play games. This generation, we came out with the Elite controller, we've done work on controllers and people have invested in personalized controllers, the things that they love and we want to make those compatible with future generations of our console as well.

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