Project Scarlett’s Real Name Signifies Its Capabilities, According to Xbox Boss

Phil Spencer Gives More Hints About the Mysterious Project Scarlett

You ever wake up in the middle of the night and wonder, “Man, what are they actually going to name Project Scarlett?” Well, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer, the actual name of Microsoft’s next-gen console will refer to what it’s capable of.

Project Scarlett

Last month at X019, Spencer was asked by gaming news outlet Stevivor if Xbox had any difficulties naming its next console (compared to Sony’s numbered naming convention for PlayStation).

Spencer said no and added, “Our naming convention has been around what we think the capabilities are. Xbox 360 was about the entertainment experience around the box and the box being in the center of that entertainment experience. Xbox One, if you remember our branding early on, was ‘always on input, all in one’. Those names were really built around the purpose of the box.”

“I don’t feel like I need to follow in [PlayStation’s] footsteps because they’re kind of self-contained,” he also said.

It’s likely that the real name of the next Xbox will be revealed at E3 2020 in June, which is a few months before the console’s launch in Holiday 2020.

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