The leaked documents indicate there's a special Lockhart mode built into the Xbox Series X development kits that developers can use to target 1080p / 1440p development.More news: High Court makes it easier for president to remove CFPB head
A new report claims the much-rumoured Xbox Series S (or Xbox Lockhart) will be revealed in August, after it was originally scheduled for an E3 announcement. Of course, E3 2020 never happened, due to ongoing public health concerns. While Microsoft hasn't said anything about pricing, the Xbox Series X is expected to be pretty damn expensive.
Speaking in an interview with Spanish site Xataka, Jason Ronald explains that the reason Sony has managed to close the distance on the Xbox Series X is simply because the PS5 uses variable clock speeds.
This would explain how Microsoft plans to bring the Xbox Series X to market at something approaching a reasonable price. Microsoft could reveal the Xbox Series S on Twitter tomorrow; it could pull it out as a "one more thing" stinger at the July games showcase; it could wait until next year, after the first wave of consumers has purchased their Xbox Series Xes.More news: Microsoft will close nearly all of its retail stores
Last year, before Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X, there were rumors of two consoles: Anaconda and Lockhart. Either way, we'll have a solid answer come August.
Leaked documents suggest Microsoft is planning a second, cheaper next-gen version of its Xbox X console, the Verge reports. "We could have used forced clocks, we could have used variable clock rates: the reality is that it makes it harder for developers to optimize their games even though it would have allowed us to boast higher TFLOPS than we already had, for example". It's building a gaming ecosystem. They're both powerful consoles, but Microsoft has the much faster (and not just "technically") console as it is almost 20% more powerful - if you wanted to use the TFLOPs argument, that is. And now that Sony has revealed its disc-less PS5 Digital Edition, Microsoft may want to have a low-priced next-gen console to get players in the door.More news: In a surprise, Court smacks down Louisiana abortion restrictions