Reportedly, a 4K-enabled camera will be included with each next-generation console, known codenamed Project Scarlett. Allegedly, the device, by analogy with the PlayStation Camera for PS4, will be designed to stimulate a more active use of the system for game broadcasts in high quality.
"Microsoft will put a huge emphasis on the camera, – says the publication of Gizmodo. – This camera, according to our data, will have a resolution of 4K, and the delays between capture and display in the stream will be only two frames. " According to the report, this Microsoft webcam will also change the characteristics of the captured video in accordance with the lighting in the game (apparently, we are talking about a darker picture with dark game scenes or something like that).
Now the Xbox team is actively promoting its first streaming service Mixer, attracting famous streamers like Ninja, so it’s quite logical that Microsoft wants to expand this business. And with the addition of a camera to the Xbox Scarlett, it will be easy for users to stream video.
One can only hope that the inclusion of a high-quality webcam will not significantly increase the cost of the next-generation Xbox. Initially, the problems of the Xbox One were associated with a relatively high cost due to the mandatory configuration of the Kinect 2.0 motion capture camera system. Fortunately, Microsoft has made Kinect an optional part of the kit over time.