Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed during the company’s E3 2018 presentation that the hardware team is already working on the next Xbox console. This was the first we heard from the company about its next-gen console plans and while details remain slim at this point in time, a new report suggests that Microsoft’s new Xbox is going to be released in 2020.
The report claims that Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is going to be released in 2020 and that Microsoft is developing a “family of devices” under the codename Scarlett. It merits mentioning here that Spencer said during the E3 presentation that the company is “deep into architecturing the next Xbox consoles,” which suggests that the company may have more than one device in the pipeline for 2020.
The report doesn’t detail what this family of devices is going to be but it’s quite possible that they may include streaming devices as well given that the company has already revealed that it’s developing a game streaming service of its own.
This may not be the first time that Microsoft tries its luck with streaming devices. It was expected to launch such Chromecast-like devices back in 2016 as well which would have enabled users to access Xbox One games from a second TV in the house but Microsoft reportedly canceled the project and they never saw the light of day.
It may be a while before Microsoft confirms anything about its next generation of Xbox hardware, though.