However, Microsoft does have some good news for would-be Project Scarlett customers. Speaking to Windows Central at E3 2019, Microsoft’s Partner Director of Program Management at Xbox, Jason Ronald revealed that Project Scarlett will be compatible with existing current-gen Xbox accessories, and no, it won’t be limited to just the Xbox One.
According to Ronald, “Like we said on stage, we’re going to bring four generations of content to Scarlett, including all the games on the Xbox One, we have the 360 and the original Xbox games, and not only do we want those to run, we want them to run and play better than you’ve ever seen them on Scarlett. All your accessories are compatible moving forward as well. If you go and buy an Elite Wireless Controller or Series Two Controller that will be forward compatible on the Scarlett.”
For those who are unfamiliar, Project Scarlett is the codename that Microsoft is using for its upcoming next-gen Xbox. The console was officially confirmed at E3 2019 where Microsoft boasted at how it would be four times more powerful than the current-gen Xbox One X. It is also expected to arrive later this year.