09 July 2020
Microsoft is reported to be working on announcing the affordable Xbox Series S console in August. The report is coming from Eurogamer citing sources familiar with the developments. This is the same console that has previously been referred to in reports via its internal codename of Lockhart.
The new report claims that Xbox Series S was originally scheduled for a June launch but has now been moved to August. This particular console will be aimed at those who are tight on the budget and cannot afford the premium Xbox Series X. It is likely to be similar to last year's Xbox One S and would also ditch the physical disc support with the special digital edition.
The CPU performance of the Xbox Series S console is said to be at the same level at the Xbox Series X but the GPU performance will be restricted. It will be capable of offering 1080p and 1440p resolution support but no 4K for obvious reasons. It will further less usable RAM that will result in lower performance and cheaper pricing.
The affordable Xbox console variant has been making rounds of the rumor mill for months now. Microsoft has undoubtedly failed in keeping the console as well as crucial details under wraps. Now, the launch is expected to happen in two months and we can expect more details, especially product design, to surface.