Phil Spencer has played the first game on the Xbox Scarlett console.

Xbox One X

Xbox One X

The Microsoft and Xbox boss has revealed he and Bungie's Pete Parsons played 'Destiny 2' on the upcoming next-gen console, which is to be released in 2020.

Speaking during a Bungie 'Destiny' stream, he spilled: "I played my first games on Project Scarlett this week."

There is still little information of the specifications of the console, however Spencer previously teased that it will focus on higher "frame rate and playability of the games".

He said: "I think the area that we really want to focus on next generation is frame rate and playability of the games. This generation, we've really focused on 4K visuals and how we bring both movies through 4K Blu-ray and video streaming, and with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation."

The new console will "set a new bar for expectations of console gaming".

The firm's Corporate Vice President Mike Ybarra teased how it will specifically "enable developers to make the best possible versions of their games".

Ybarrar said: "As we look across the entire design of the system everything from the SOC (system-on-chip), to the memory that we have to the SSD that we've put in there.

"t's really about eliminating all those bottlenecks, so those game developers can really deliver on their visions, to try and enable developers to make the best possible versions of their games.

"I will say that we're very confident in what we're building, something that will set a new bar for expectations of console gaming."

It's reported to have around four times the power of its Xbox One X predecessor.

As well as a custom Zen 2 and Navi processor from AMD, the console will also support up to 8K visuals with frame rates of up to 120 FPS.

The company also confirmed it will support ray tracing, and - just like Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 - it will have an SSD for faster loading.