Microsoft Reportedly Planning Low Cost Version Of Xbox Project Scarlett

Xbox Project Scarlett

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 devices.

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.

Source: Kotaku

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