Will There Be an Alternative ‘Scarlett’ SKU to the Xbox Series X?
Before any official reveals and we’d seen the cuboid that is the Xbox Series X, a rumor did the rounds regarding Microsoft’s next-gen system, ‘Scarlett.’ While it was all through the grapevine, speculative stuff, it did note something particularly interesting.
Microsoft’s next-gen console would be an all-digital beast. It’d be smaller in form factor, and would stream games from Microsoft’s cloud-based servers to offer peak performance.
Alas, all that we’ve heard about the Xbox Series X appears to point to the fact that Microsoft is opting for a disc-based, traditional console set-up. So what’s the deal with that old Scarlett rumor?
Chances are, it could have been a bit of a miscommunication in exactly what was going on behind Microsoft’s closed doors. Perhaps the cloud-based console was actually just the Xbox Game Streaming service that’s currently in ‘Preview.’
Or maybe, just maybe, the cloud-based console is coming, but just further down the line. The fact the Game Streaming platform is still in preview suggests there’s still work to be done there. If a console is to be solely reliant on this service, you can bet your bottom dollar Microsoft wants it absolutely perfect before they drop the SKU.
Will it ever be announced? Will it be an alternative SKU on launch day? Or will it just never come to fruition? Only time will tell.