Became known the release dates of new Xbox console

Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 pm PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

The next generation of Xbox console, codenamed "Scarlett", could be released as early as 2020, according to journalist Brad Sams, writing in tech news website Thurrott. Spencer then clarified that the announcement was made to reassure console gamers that Microsoft is still very much committed to the market even as they expand into other devices such as Windows PC and, in the future, even mobile through streaming.

Sams claims that after he was "tipped off" about the console, he was able to view documents that "highlighted several unannounced Microsoft products that are coming in the next two years". Scarlet (or, as some publications are spelling it, "Scarlett") is supposedly "multiple pieces of hardware" releasing in 2020.

Microsoft did not deny the report when contacted by Business Insider.

Speaking during Microsoft's E3 media presentation, Spencer said the Xbox One X team is "deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles, where we will once again deliver on our commitment to deliver the benchmark of console gaming". But as of this moment in time, it's definitely not in the cards, and the first The Last of Us never left its blue and black pride.

He further added that a reason behind the console running games at 30 FPS is because of the CPU and GPU balance in consoles is off and the CPU in the current-gen consoles is a bit weaker compared to the GPU. In particular, recently hinted one of the top managers of the company, Phil Spencer. With that in mind, there's no way the exclusive game would hit Microsoft's Xbox One.

Lastly, the next Xbox console may launch with an entirely different foe, as there are also reports that Sony is already working on the PlayStation 5.