The next generation of gaming is upon us. People of the world are excited to usher into the next-gen devices and take in the new experience. We have seen the reveal of the new devices(Xbox series S). They have equally blown our minds.
In this article, we are going to talk about Microsoft and their entry into the new generation of gaming. Microsoft revealed their Xbox Series X, which received a lot of attention. But, the price of the device was not revealed. This has led people to speculate about the price of the console. Microsoft recently said it will be releasing a cheaper version of the console. So, let us see what this is all about.
An Affordable version of the new Xbox
Microsoft said that the new Xbox will also have a cheaper version of the console. The people who are not able to afford the Xbox Series X will have an option to go for lesser priced version. Microsoft revealed that this affordable version will be called “Xbox Series S”.
Internally, it has been known by the name of Lockhart. It has been said that it will have a lower-powered and a cheaper version of Xbox Series X. Further, it was also said that the company has been working on the console for a long period of time. It was said that Microsoft will reveal the same in the E3 in June. But, it has been delayed till August.
A leaked Microsoft document
It was last week when a leaked Microsoft document hinted at the existence of a second next-gen console probably Xbox series S. This document has a separate Lockhart profiling mode. It also mentions the performance aspect of the console. It reveals where the console stands in comparison to the Xbox Series X.
Some of the details that we could sponge off from the document were 7.5. GB of usable RAM and 4 teraflops of GPU. This stands in stark comparison to the Xbox Series X. It has about 13.5 GBs of RAM and 12 teraflops of GPU performance.
Sony has also decided to ship the PS5 with two different models. One has a Disk Drive and one is digital. Hence, it is ever more important Microsoft releases a cheaper version alongside Xbox Series X.