While we’ve had our eyes fixated on the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, turns out Microsoft has been working on yet another console dubbed the ‘Xbox Series S’ that might launch as soon as August. The news about the console codenamed ‘Lockhart’ is not completely new though as there were some early rumours (before the Series X was announced) that stated its existence.
The console is said to put out about 4 teraflops of GPU power – as compared to 12 teraflops for the Series X – and will have support for 1080p resolution. But as far as the CPU is concerned, according to The Verge, the console will have the same CPU as the Series X which will be coupled with 7.5GB of RAM.
The Series S is said to put out 4 teraflops of GPU power compared to 1.4 and 6 teraflops the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X output, respectively.
A leaked Microsoft document also shed light on the Xbox Series X devkit. According to the paper, the devkit allowed game developers to enable a special ‘Lockhart’ mode that reportedly had the performance profile Microsoft wanted to achieve for the ‘Xbox Series S’.
This means that the ‘Xbox Series S’ might have support for the same games as the Xbox Series X. Scorn, FIFA 21, Dirt 5, and Cyberpunk 2077 are just of the games that will be supported on the Xbox Series X.
While we do have an estimate on when we can expect to see Microsoft announce this rumoured console, it’s anyone’s guess what the ‘Xbox Series S’ will cost. But for gamers who don’t really pixel-peep and don’t need the more-powerful Series X, the Series S stands to be a good alternative.
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