The console codenamed Lockhart has been rumored to exist for what feels like forever but the wait for the official reveal might be coming to an end in a couple of months. Eurogamer has written a report regarding the Xbox Series S and the plans for its reveal before the Covid-19 pandemic forced Microsoft to change their plans. The original plan was to reveal the console at the Xbox E3 2020 event but with E3 being cancelled and the current working at home conditions, Microsoft changed course with the reveal. A second date was scheduled for June but that was also scrapped. According to Eurogamer and Gamesbeat, the current plan is to reveal the new console on August as part of the Xbox 20/20 digital monthly events leading up to the launch of the next generation of Xbox consoles this holiday.
Hopefully the August event will reveal everything regarding the Lockhart and how it compares to the Xbox Series X. For now, the rumors regarding Lockhart are all we have. In summary, the Lockhart is a cheaper next gen console with less power than the Xbox Series X. The two machines might share CPU and SSD designs but the Lockhart will not have the same GPU as the Series X. This will probably lead to a smaller resolution of 1080p in comparison to the 4k resolution of the Series X. Other than that, Lockhart might have the same next-gen upgrades of this upcoming generation such as small loading times and the new games that can’t be played on current game consoles due to limitations. I do wonder about the price of this cheaper console and the performance of next-gen games in a weaker console. What do you guys think about the rumored Lockhart? Comment below and let me know.
Thanks Eurogamer and Gamesbeat.