How Company Plans To Realize This Project — Microsoft’s Handheld Xbox

Joanna Estrada
August 13, 2019

Over the last five years, Microsoft has embarked on an era of openness. The company is increasingly embracing open source through integrations and available of its services. Public trials are set to begin in October, and Microsoft is gearing up to get the service in front of developers. While you more than likely won't be able to use your original Xbox controller with Project Scarlett, it sounds like you'll be able to use gamepads from the current generation, like the Xbox Elite Controller or controllers you customized through Xbox Game Labs. Booty also confirmed that the studio is also working on several other, unannounced titles for the Xbox.

Talking on the Game Informer Show, Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty, stated that they saw The Outer Worlds as something that they hoped to build into an enduring franchise.

It is worth noting Microsoft has played nice in some gaming areas. The games will also not occupy internal storage of the phone, but it will be streamed directly from Microsoft's servers. Microsoft holds the rights to games like Minecraft and Cuphead, which have both been published on platforms other than Xbox.

This isn't the case with all of Microsoft's first-party projects. While major triple A games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto are available across platform, console makers can attract users by having a good array of exclusives. Nintendo has Mario and Zelda.

He continued, talking about how games like Halo, Forza, and Sea of Thieves fit the platform and how Outer Worlds could possibly have those same qualities. The company has made a significant investment into first-party studios and are focused on new Xbox exclusives in the future.

"I think we would". And I think about what are the things that you need for a franchise to kind of bear weight?

"Those are the scenarios that I love and I think that those tend to work out a little better than trawling through a spreadsheet going, "ah, nobody's done this in a while, maybe we could reboot that one", Booty added.

In the interview, Spencer said that Project Scarlett will prioritize performance in both frame rates and loading times.

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