One of the rumors of Project Scarlett is that it is the name of Microsoft's next generation next generation console plan covering two systems.
The one Microsoft showed out at E3 this year is reportedly the advanced model codenamed Anaconda, while another, lower-spec model probably known as Lockhart, is also said to be in the works. Now it seems that things may have changed. Or maybe not.
Everything goes back to E3 2018, where Xbox manager Phil Spencer said on stage that Microsoft was working on several new consoles. Spencer now tells BusinessInsider that Microsoft has already shipped a new console, the Xbox One's All-Digital Edition, and announced another with Project Scarlett. So it's two right there.
"Last year we said consoles and we sent a console and we have now described another console. I think it's the majority," Spencer said.
"Technically, it's the majority," he added with a laugh. "Currently, we are focusing on Project Scarlett and what we put on stage."
In this interview and others that Spencer gave on E3 201
There are more and more reports coming that the leaked next-generation Xbox two SKU strategy is set to Hold for now, and Microsoft can enter the next gene with a SKU. I have no updates on this other than the fact that yes, of course 1 1/2 years before publishing plans can change.
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Whatever the case, Halo Infinite will release as the launch title for the new Project Scarlett console. It is remarkable because it is the first time since 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved that a Halo game has released on new Xbox hardware as a launch title.