Microsoft’s second next-gen Xbox reportedly set for August reveal

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A leaked Microsoft doc lately hinted on the firm’s second next-gen Xbox, and now rumors recommend it is going to be totally revealed in August. Eurogamer reports that Microsoft had initially deliberate to unveil the console, codenamed “Lockhart,” in June. Microsoft has now reportedly moved these plans to August, and Eurogamer claims the console will likely be named the Xbox Series S.

Microsoft has been engaged on this second cheaper next-gen Xbox console for months. A Microsoft doc, leaked final week, shed some additional mild on the corporate’s plans. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X devkit, codenamed “Dante,” permits recreation builders to allow a particular Lockhart mode that has a profile of the efficiency that Microsoft needs to hit with this second console.

While we’ve been reporting this efficiency features a barely underclocked CPU, The Verge has seen extra paperwork that recommend Lockhart will even have the identical velocity CPU because the Xbox Series X. The Lockhart console can even embrace 7.5GB of usable RAM, and round four teraflops of GPU efficiency. The Xbox Series X consists of 13.5GB of usable RAM and targets 12 teraflops of GPU efficiency for comparability.

If the stories are correct, Microsoft might select August to unveil this second next-gen Xbox alongside pricing for the Xbox Series X. This second console is designed as a extra reasonably priced choice, with 1080p and 1440p displays in thoughts. Microsoft must element some kind of pricing alongside its Lockhart reveal, and it’s cheap to imagine it is going to be closely tied to the Xbox All Access subscription.

Xbox All Access is presently priced at $19.99 for an Xbox One S All Digital Edition subscription that features Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass). Microsoft can be bundling its Project xCloud recreation streaming expertise into Xbox Game Pass later this 12 months, so a subscription next-gen Xbox console may very well be interesting to those that don’t want the extra highly effective Xbox Series X choice.