The next generation of consoles has been in the works for some time now, despite the lack of any official announcement yet. While it seems like Sony is going to wait a bit longer to reveal the PlayStation 5 after their decision to skip E3 2019 entirely, Microsoft is getting ready to make its big announcement. The timeframe isn’t entirely surprising, as the Xbox One X (then called Project Scorpio) was first announced at E3 2016 and then released in Fall 2017.
Earlier today, French website Jeuxvideo reported that Xbox Lockhart and Xbox Anaconda, the next-gen Microsoft consoles, will be revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. As previously rumored, Lockhart will be the cheaper version of the console and it will have no disc tray to reduce costs. The Anaconda Xbox, on the other hand, will be the more powerful variant and it will come with a disc tray and much better specifications. Both consoles will feature a 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive.
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Jeuxvideo also talked about the specs that were leaked late last year, saying that they are very close to the real ones.
Xbox Lockhart specsCPU: Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2GPU: Custom NAVI 4+ TeraflopsRAM: 12GB of GDDR6 memoryStorage: 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive
Xbox Anaconda specsCPU: Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2GPU: Custom NAVI 12+ TeraflopsRAM: 16GB of GDDR6 memoryStorage: 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive
Lastly, Jeuxvideo revealed that the next-gen Xbox consoles will be released at the end of 2020 with Halo Infinite as a launch title. Microsoft still has high-profile titles in the pipeline for the Xbox One, as Gears 5 will be one of the main focuses at this year’s E3. Ninja Theory’s first title as part of the Xbox Game Studios should also be released at the beginning of next year.
Like with all rumors, we have to take everything with a grain of salt until an official announcement comes in. We will keep you updated on the matter as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.