Microsoft unveils 'Project Scarlett,' to release in 2020
Microsoft's Xbox showcased a lineup of 60 anticipated games for both console and PC in its Xbox E3 Briefing and shared a glimpse of the future with "Project Scarlett," which launches alongside "Halo Infinite" in 2020. Headlined by "Gears 5," along with 34 games premiering in Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox E3 Briefing delivered 11 world premieres and a record 14 games from Xbox Game Studios, which will soon include legendary game development studio Double Fine Productions. PC gamers around the world can now join the Xbox Game Pass for PC beta through the new Xbox app, which is now available on Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass for PC is designed specifically for PC gamers with a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games from over 75 developers and publishers including fan-favorite PC titles like "Football Manager 2019," "Imperator: Rome" and "Metro Exodus." Xbox also announced the launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new plan combining the games library for console and PC with Xbox Live Gold. In addition, Xbox announced a variety of new games that are available with Xbox Game Pass for Console, including "Metro Exodus," "Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition," "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" and "Batman: Arkham Knight." The Xbox E3 Briefing also showcased new Xbox Game Studios titles that will premiere in Xbox Game Pass, including "Gears 5," "Battletoads," "Bleeding Edge," "The Outer Worlds," "Ori and the Will of the Wisps," and 25 games from the [email protected] program. Xbox also announced the intent to acquire game development studio Double Fine Productions, which will bring the total number of development studios under Xbox Game Studios to 15. "Project Scarlett" features a custom-designed AMD (AMD) processor, high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next-generation solid state drive. In addition to delivering players the games they want, with the people they want, across console and PC, Xbox is also empowering people to play wherever they want by bringing Xbox to the cloud. First, Xbox announced the ability to stream games from your Xbox One console, starting in preview this October. With console streaming, gamers will have access to their Xbox One game library and Xbox Game Pass titles on the go, streamed directly from an Xbox One console to a mobile device. The Xbox E3 Briefing also marked a new milestone for "Project xCloud," with E3 2019 attendees being among the first in the world to play Xbox One games like "Halo 5: Guardians" and "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" streaming on smartphones and tablets. In addition, Xbox unveiled the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. The Elite Series 2 will launch in 24 markets on November 4 for $179.99 and is available for preorder now.