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When is the Xbox Scarlett coming out? New details, rumors and more

Published: 14/Dec/2018 10:15 Updated: 20/May/2019 15:24

by Connor Bennett

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When is the next Xbox console going to be released? It’s all pretty much speculation so far about ‘Project Scarlett’, but here’s a round-up of everything we know.

There have been multiple variations of the Xbox One – the X and S models – since its release back in 2014. Despite a rocky start to life due to a heavy focus on television and other entertainment integration, the console has sold over 40 million units. 

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However, with Playstation rumored to be releasing a brand new console in the not too distant future, the console wars and the battle for the consumer’s wallet will soon return. 

So, let’s run through everything you need to know about project Scarlett so far. 

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What will the next Xbox be called?

There is no official name yet for the new console, it is currently only known by its codename – Scarlett. Many folks have speculated that it will simply be called the ‘Xbox Two,’ following on from the Xbox One. However, the One spawned from the 360, not an ‘Xbox Zero’ so an official name will be up in the air for a while.

How powerful will it be?

The most powerful Xbox One model – the X – runs on a 2.3GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU like a PS4 Pro, but it sets itself apart with a 6 Teraflop AMD Radeon GPU which allows plenty of AAA games to run at a native 4K resolution without the need to sacrifice too much in the way of performance to upscale to 4K. So, we can expect the Scarlett model to run at levels above that. 

The original set of One’s lagged behind Playstation’s initial Tech so look for Xbox to strike the first blow going forward with the yet to be announced next-gen of AMD CPU and GPU’s, improved 4K, perhaps even 8K and the ability to run at a constant 60FPS, matching some quality PC rigs.  

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Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has already stated that he wants the new console to load games quicker and have better frame rates in-game. 

MicrosoftMicrosoft is set to leave behind it’s current family of Xbox One consoles.

What will the graphics be like?

A report from TechRadar suggests that Xbox’s Project Scarlett might be the first ever console to have separate parts for both CPU and GPU, by featuring a discrete graphics part just like a PC. 

The next-gen gaming system from Microsoft is also expected to have an Arcturus 12 GPU “featuring 64 ‘Arcturus Engines’ and a total of 4,096 GPU cores”, the same article states. This would be a huge step forward from the Xbox One X’s 2,560 GPU cores, but has not been confirmed as of yet. 

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Will there be more than one console?

Potentially. Journalist Brad Sams of thurrott.com, who has broken plenty of news on Microsoft in the past, stated back in July that there are new “consoles” in development – one powerful all-around console, codename Anaconda, and another less powerful device, codename Lockhart, that is used to stream games.

Anaconda is expected to be similar to the eventual PS5 console in terms of power, whereas Lockhart will be more of an entry-level device that still provides next-gen gaming. The strategy behind Lockhart is to provide more price sensitive gamers an option to get the latest hardware without having to wait years for the price point to change.

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Perhaps most notably, despite the expectation of being significantly cheaper, Lockhart will be more powerful than the current console leader in terms of power, the Xbox One X. This means 4K gaming at 60FPS should be a bare minimum across the next generation of consoles.

Windows Central also states that Xbox are also working on a digital-only version of the Xbox One, which could perhaps act as a precursor to the possible entry-level Xbox Scarlett. The console, named the Xbox One S All-Digital, will come with a 1TB hard drive for storing downloaded games, and will have Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3 installed on the console. The device has yet to be officially announced, but Windows Central believe that an April reveal is likely, with a release in May. 

WinFutureIt remains to be seen if Xbox will link up with developers for limited edition consoles in the next gen.

Will Xbox have a cloud-based game streaming service?

According to Sams, Xbox appears to have plans for a ‘games streaming’ service for the less powerful console. Instead of discs, players would be able to stream their games directly from Microsoft’s servers – similar to how Netflix runs its service. The game’s model has been attempted before with the failed OnLive PC service from 2015. Whether or not that would be a success on console remains to be seen.

This streaming service has been codenamed ‘Project xCloud’ and it is likely to make its way onto Xbox One consoles before the next-gen. The service was showcased at the Games Developer Conference (GDC) back in March, showing off how digital Xbox One games would work on it before public trials begin sometime in 2019.

The xCloud project may be Microsoft’s way of implementing Xbox Live on other devices – such as the Nintendo Switch

So, when is it coming out?

Again, there is no official word on the release of the next Xbox. The best lead we have is that Brad Sams also reported that a new console will have a release date in 2020. However, a new tease from the Xbox Wire website states that the Xbox team is “focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies” and “delivering content for new platforms.”

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, stated during E3 2018 that his team were “deep into developing the next generation of Xbox consoles” so a new console or two can’t be all that far away. However, new a report from French website E3 2019.

If Xbox does choose to launch the new Xbox One S All-Digitial in May, it may mean we might not see the Xbox Scarlett this year, as it’s unclear as to whether they would release two new consoles in one calendar year.

It remains to be seen if Xbox will make the new console a part of their E3 2019 show, which is coming up on June 11 through June 13, seeing as PlayStation are not making the annual trip to Los Angeles. 


This post was last updated on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 11:24 am Eastern Time.

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How to claim free Genshin Impact Primogems: Promo codes

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:34

by James Busby

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Genshin Impact is home to loads of colorful characters, but you’ll need to spend a lot of Primogems if you wish to increase your chances of obtaining the game’s elusive five-star units. Fortunately, there is an easy way to grab a lot of Primogems without breaking the bank. 

MiHoYo’s free-to-play title, Genshin Impact allows players to explore every inch of its vast open-world completely free of charge. In fact, you can get through the entirety of the game’s current content without spending a penny. However, if you wish to increase your roster of characters and gain access to some incredibly powerful weapons, then you’ll need to score yourself a lot of Primogems. 

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These twinkling gems are used to purchase the game’s Acquaint Fates and Intertwined Fates, which are then used to Perform Wishes (Gacha). Primogems are also used to refill the game’s energy/stamina system (Original Resin), making them vital to both acquiring new characters and farming the game’s deadly dungeons. While you’ll naturally get this in-game currency as you progress through the game, there is an even easier way to add more Primogems to your account. 

How to redeem Genshin Impact promo codes

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Claiming your free Primogems only take a couple of minutes.

One way to add Primogems to your Genshin Impact account is to redeem promo codes. These codes not only net you a decent number of Primogems, they also give you access to a number of useful items that will make your adventure through the world of Teyvat much smoother. 

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In order to claim these codes, you’ll first need to level your account up to Adventure Rank 10. You can do this fairly quickly by doing main/side quests, exploring the map, opening chests, and doing your daily commissions. Once you’ve reached Adventure Rank 10, simply head on over to the official Genshin Impact website

Before you enter the region-specific codes below, make sure you’ve done the following:

  1. Reached Adventure Rank 10
  2. Signed into the official Genshin Impact Website
  3. Selected the server you play on
  4. Entered your character nickname (in-game name) 

As soon as you’ve done the above, you should be able to enter the following code:

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EU

  • GENSHIN1006U

NA

  • GENSHIN1006A

SEA

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  • GENSHIN1006S

Once the code has been activated, head back over to your game. If done correctly, you should receive an in-game notification. Simply click on the mail icon from the pause menu to claim your rewards. The above codes will reward your account with 30 Primogems and 5x Adventure EXP that you can use to level up any characters. Not bad for a few minutes of work!


We’ll be updating this post whenever miHoYo’s adds any new promo codes to the game, so make sure you come back here for further Genshin Impact news and content updates.

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