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Microsoft is reportedly planning to talk about the upcoming Xbox consoles …

Sony may have decided to skip the video game industry’s biggest annual expo this year, but Microsoft plans to return to E3 2019 with its usual press conference. And now, the French gaming news outlet. JeuxVideo reports that Microsoft plans to discuss its next-gen Xbox line as well.

We will likely not get pricing details or product names, the report states, but we will certainly get official confirmation of the two devices Microsoft plans to launch next year. The news lines up with the company’s slow and steady approach to unveiling its future console roadmap after the Xbox One X launch in fall 2017.

Halo Infinite is said to be a launch title for Microsoft’s new Xbox consoles

At E3 last year, Microsoft introduced the next iteration of aura, be called Infinite halo, and he also confirmed rumors that he was officially working on a game streaming service for Xbox consoles that would also work on Windows PCs and mobile phones. (A report from yesterday also has that cloud service coming to the Nintendo Switch.) In contrast to Sony’s stricter approach to next-generation hardware and services, Microsoft has already revealed the name of the cloud service to be called xCloud, with public lawsuits starting this year.

Last December, the codenames for Microsoft’s new consoles were apparently leaked, with one called Anaconda and another Lockheart under a new two-console development strategy codenamed “Scarlett.” Microsoft is reportedly taking their “good / better” Xbox One S / One X. And apply that to your new generation too, so there will be two console options for people at launch.

Other rumors have the higher-end Anaconda containing a solid-state drive, and the lower-end Lockheart potentially comes in a diskless variant to complement xCloud along with a new disk-to-digital initiative that would allow consumers to transfer over. physical libraries. Further, JeuxVideo reports that, as rumored, newer Xbox devices will be fully compatible with the current generation of hardware and that Infinite halo It will be a launch title on Xbox One X / One S and the new consoles.

So we might know a bit about Microsoft’s approach here, and it makes perfect sense now that E3 2019 will be the company’s great opportunity to start the next-gen conversation, especially if Sony is absent. (We know far less about Sony’s next-gen approach, but we still have enough information to speculate what the PlayStation 5 will look like.) New hardware items from Microsoft and Sony are expected to launch in the fall of 2020, marking a full seven years. of the current generation.