The disc-less console he refers to is the recently launched Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which costs $50 less than a regular Xbox One S. As of right now, it does not appear as though there are any plans to offer a similar variant of Project Scarlett. It streams 4K HDR video playback from streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and features a 1TB hard drive for downloaded games. It has taken 20 years for the streaming service to develop enough where major shows and movies are streamed through it.
Project Scarlett's added horsepower will undoubtedly allow developers to produce some stunning titles, but visuals aren't the only aspect of gaming that Microsoft is looking to improve with its new console generation.
But between June 2018 - when the next-generation Xbox console was announced - and June 2019 - when it was revealed as "Project Scarlett" and its specs were detailed - rumours of a "streaming only" Xbox began swirling.
"We are not working on a streaming-only console right now". The team wants games to load fast and run at the highest frame-rate possible.
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As we touched on earlier this week, Spencer used the same interview to say Microsoft's focus for Scarlett is on high FPS and performance efficiency.
"I think this is years away from being a mainstream way people play. We've done work on controllers, and people have invested in personalized controllers", Spencer explained. I think we forget that sometimes because tech moves so fast.
Spencer continued: "In xCloud, we are building a convenience capability to allow you to take your Xbox experience with you".
Of course, the Xbox One featured a solid collection of backward compatible games, including several classics from both the 360 and the original Xbox.
"Another thing that will be a little bit new for us is the fact that we also want to respect the compatibility of the controllers that you already have". Microsoft indeed wants to sell hardware, especially enthusiast-grade Scarlett hardware, and a cheaper box could talk many users out of buying into the ecosystem. For more inside looks at Spencer and his thoughts on the past, present, and future of Xbox, check out all our coverage in the stories linked below.