According to a new report by a popular
gaming publication, Microsoft is currently working on a lower-cost, no-discs
version of Xbox Project Scarlett.
Xbox Project Scarlett low cost version
rumored to be in development
There have been rumors that the next-generation Xbox console will have two models. The lower-cost version is codenamed Lockhart and the high-end version is called Anaconda. When Project Scarlett was announced, the high-end console Anaconda was the only one revealed by Microsoft. New rumors persist that Lockhart is still in the works as the cheaper alternative.
The pricing for the two consoles are
still unknown, but the gaming publication compared the two consoles to the Xbox
One X and the Xbox One S. Game developers will be expected to support both
One developer compared Lockhart to the
PlayStation 4 Pro in terms of raw graphical power. It did note that the
differences lie on the solid-state drive and faster CPU.
It was reported that Microsoft is
targeting 4K resolution at 60 frames per second on Anaconda devices and 1440p
resolution at 60 frames per second on Lockhart devices. This does not mean that
every game will have the same standards.
Some developers are disappointed that
Microsoft has not communicated with them in regards to Project Scarlett. A lot
of developers have already gotten development kits for PlayStation 5, the
Project Scarlett development kits are harder to get. Good thing that developers
already working on next-generation games have an idea on what the
specifications will be.
A Microsoft representative stated that the
company will not comment on rumors or speculation.
Both Xbox Project Scarlett and PlayStation 5 will launch in holiday 2020.