The new Xbox Project Scarlett is set to release in Holiday 2020, announced by Microsoft earlier this year at E3. It was known that we would get one Xbox Console next year, but it wasn’t common knowledge that we might be getting a second one as well.
Jason Schreier from Kotaku has released an article that Microsoft is currently working on a Second Next-Gen Xbox Console codenamed Lockhart. The Console is supposed to be cheaper and digital-only with no disc drive. It is also said that the Console will have an SSD (solid-state drive), faster CPU, and many other features that aren’t known yet.
The target performances that Microsoft is said to be aiming for are 4K resolution and 60 FPS on Project Scarlett and 1440p resolution and 60 FPS on Lockhart.
In another report from The Verge, it’s being said that Lockhart is set to come out on the same day as Project Scarlett for gamers to choose their personal preference. Same day release is something that may impact sales or it may have no difference whatsoever, we’ll have to wait until 2020 to see the results.
Price Range for both Project Scarlett and Lockhart are still up in the air and has been speculated to death, more than likely the price for both won’t be known until a few more months.
Microsoft’s decision for this digital-only console release is said to come as a direct result of the Google Stadia. It’s funny thinking that now as the Stadia has been a huge flop for many different reasons. Although, since the launch of the Stadia didn’t go well, Microsoft might halt or remove these plans since Lockhart hasn’t been officially announced yet.
However this story develops in the coming months, one of two things will happen. Lockhart won’t be announced and becomes a distant memory or it will be announced soon and will be debated about a lot (the latter seems more likely).