Microsoft should have named its Project Scarlett reveal as Project Scorpio Remastered, because we’ve definitely seen this video before. Xbox decided to announce its next-gen console in the most predictable of ways possible: by showing everyday people sitting in front of a green screen reeling off buzzwords like they’re going out of fashion. This ain’t got nothing on a Wired article on a random Tuesday afternoon.
But as we said at the time, Sony’s decision to get out ahead of the team in green was actually a shrewd one, because absolutely every bullet-point that its talking heads mentioned can also apply to the PlayStation 5. Whether it’s the custom SSD or real-time ray tracing under the hood, it sounds like Microsoft is making almost the exact same box as its Japanese rival. Did anyone really expect anything different? It’s due out in 2020.