Microsoft’s Project Scarlett console is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect, as the platform holder reveals fresh details about the new device.
Microsoft has already confirmed that Project Scarlett will be compatible with all four generations of Xbox games.
Of course, the PS5 is also backwards compatible, although this is likely only with the PS4.
And it looks like Microsoft may have another ace up its sleeve in the battle with Sony.
It turns out that it’s not just games that are backwards compatible with the Project Scarlett family of consoles.
According to a Microsoft blog, Xbox One accessories will also be supported on the new devices.
In a move that could save gamers a fortune, this means that the expensive Elite Controller will work on Scarlett, not to mention any of your old headphones.
Microsoft explains more: “With Project Scarlett, we continue our commitment to compatibility by ensuring your gaming accessories and Xbox career will also move forward with you, along with thousands of games across four console generations which will look and play best on Project Scarlett.”
Hopefully Sony will follow suit with the PS5, because we don’t fancy shelling out even more money for spare controllers.
There are already plenty of similarities with the PS5, including 8K support and ray-tracing technology.
Both consoles will also come with solid state drives, which should bolster loading speeds and processing power.
“Paired with high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, and a next generation solid state drive (SSD), Project Scarlett will provide developers the power they require to bring their creative visions to life,” Microsoft explains.
“Featuring hardware accelerated raytracing, variable refresh rate, 8K capability and ultra-low latency input, Project Scarlett will deliver a new level of fidelity, precision and accuracy never before seen in console gaming.”
The Xbox Scarlett devices will launch during the holiday season in 2020.