Mark the 2020 holiday shopping season on your calendars now. That’s the time the next round of the never-ending console wars will officially commence. We’ve already heard from Sony about what their next-gen console is going to look like and how it’ll perform. And over the weekend we finally got the long-awaited update from Microsoft, which held it’s annual pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles. There, the company announced Project Scarlett—obviously a working title for now—which will debut in time for Holiday 2020.
Similar to the Sony machine, Microsoft plans to put a lot of emphasis on making Project Scarlett a console that will vastly improve the gameplay experience from the current gen console. Their plan of attack in that regard includes a few tricks that also are set to appear in the next PlayStation console, namely an on board solid state drive that will help to vastly improve in-game load times—up to 40-times faster, the company said.