Microsoft officially announced Xbox Project Scarlett during its E3 2019 keynote conference. It’s real, and it’s coming.
Faster and capable of more advanced graphics than its predecessors, the next-generation hardware promises to be the most powerful games console (or perhaps consoles) in the world when it launches late in 2020 – even more so than the PS5, which is expected to hit shelves around the same time.
While Microsoft has confirmed at least one game that’s coming to Xbox Project Scarlett, we’re fairly in the dark as to what other titles we will see hitting the platform.
So without further ado, we’ve gathered together this handy guide to all the Xbox Project Scarlett games Microsoft has confirmed – and some that we expect to see…
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Confirmed Xbox Scarlett titles
Halo Infinite is currently the only title that Microsoft has actually confirmed for Xbox Project Scarlett – so we definitely know Master Chief is making the jump to the next-generation console.
Not only that, but Halo Infinite will be a launch title for Project Scarlett, releasing in Holiday 2020 alongside the console (or consoles). It’s not particularly a surprise, considering Master Chief has served as the face of Xbox for nearly 18 years…
Suspected Xbox Scarlett titles
CD Projekt Red has already confirmed that its dystopian cyberpunk title is being developed with next-generation consoles in mind.
“Next gen hasn’t been announced yet, so we can only speculate,” CD Projekt Red president Adam Kiciński explained. “Technology-wise, Cyberpunk is very advanced. Our technology is ready to interface with future generations.
“The game is developed in such a way that it can use very powerful future equipment.”
With Cyberpunk 2077 due for release in April 2020, and Xbox Project Scarlett not due to launch until late 2020, it’s likely that it’ll be a cross-generation title – but this is still open to speculation. We think it’s safe to say it seems like Cyberpunk 2077 will be a Xbox Project Scarlett game.
Bethesda has quite a lot of projects in the works, but the one we seem to know the least about is Starfield. All we know so far is that Starfield is the gaming behemoth’s first new IP in 25 years and will be a single player RPG set in outer space.
Having only seen an announcement trailer, we don’t expect Starfield to release until at least 2020 which means it will land in the prime window to become an Xbox Project Scarlett game. Bethesda hasn’t let slip if this will be the case, but it seems likely we will be venturing into Bethesda’s galaxy on next-generation consoles.
The Elder Scrolls 6
As we said, Bethesda has been pretty busy behind the scenes since E3 2018. Not only is Starfield on the cards, but the long-awaited Elder Scrolls 6 has also been confirmed to be in the works.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard has already stated that The Elder Scrolls 6 won’t be coming out until after Starfield. So it’ll be a while before we venture into Tamriel again, likely on next-generation consoles.
Grand Theft Auto 6
Ok, yes, we are being a bit hopeful here – mainly because Grand Theft Auto 6 has not been announced by Rockstar Games. But it’s almost guaranteed that we will see a new instalation in the Grand Theft Auto series, and it’s not going to be for a while.
Therefore, it is likely that a release date will fall into the next generation, making GTA 6 a Project Scarlett game.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Again, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has not been confirmed to be an Xbox Project Scarlett game but Square Enix has confirmed the title will come to PS4 first – with an Xbox One and PC release likely in the future .
Given the age of the Xbox One, and the ambitious nature of the game – it’s coming in multiple episodes across a multi-year release schedule – a cross-generation title with next-gen platforms isn’t out of the question. So we’re definitely hoping to see the Final Fantasy 7 Remake on Xbox Project Scarlett.
Watch Dogs: Legion
First announced at E3 2019, Watch Dogs Legion was initially confirmed for a March 2020 release. However, since then Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will now be delayed into the next financial year which runs from April 2020 to March April 2021, meaning Watch Dogs Legion could see a delay of as little as a month or up to a year.
This delay does, however, make it more likely than ever that Watch Dogs Legion will launch for Xbox Project Scarlett as a cross-generation title.
Gods and Monsters
Just like Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters is another title from Ubisoft announced for Xbox at E3 2019 that’s been delayed from its original early 2020 release into the next financial year.
Knowing now that we could see Gods and Monsters released any time between April 2020 and March 2021, we think it’s increasingly likely that the title will make an appearance on the Xbox Project Scarlett platform.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine was first confirmed during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference. It was never given a solid release date but it has since been delayed into the 2020-2021 financial year.
So, while we still don’t know a release date, this delay has pushed the game closer to the Xbox Project Scarlett launch and increased the likelihood we’ll see it playable on the next generation of consoles.
Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 6 is on the way, and that it’s coming to next-generation consoles.
EA didn’t confirm which consoles (so we will keep Battlefield 6 in the rumored section for not) but, regardless, it’ll be a few years before we see the shooter on any next-gen consoles as the publisher wants to give the platforms time to build a strong player base. But a Xbox Project Scarlett looks very likely.