According to foreign media reports, a recently leaked Microsoft document shows that the company is planning to launch a second generation Xbox game console, which is now rumored to be released in August, or will be named Xbox series s. According to reports, Microsoft initially planned to release the host code named "Lockhart" in June. Now that the company has delayed the launch until August, it is reported that the console will be named the Xbox series s.
Figure: Xbox series s concept map
It was previously reported that the main frequency of the game console codenamed Lockhart is slightly lower, but the latest file shows that Lockhart will have the same CPU frequency as the Xbox series X. Lockhart will be equipped with 7.5GB of available memory and GPU performance of about 4 trillion floating-point operations. By contrast, the Xbox series X has 13.5gb of available memory and GPU performance of 12 trillion floating-point operations.
If the report is true, Microsoft may choose to release the low configuration version of the Xbox game console in August this year, and announce the price of the Xbox series X. Considering that the second generation Xbox can also support 1080p and 1440p displays, this low configuration version is more affordable. Microsoft may elaborate on the pricing of the two consoles, and there is reason to think it will be bundled with the Xbox all access subscription service.
Xbox all access, an all digital subscription service for Xbox one, currently costs $19.99, including Xbox game pass ultimate. Microsoft will also bundle its project xcloud game streaming technology into Xbox game pass later this year, so it may be more attractive to buy a low profile Xbox series s for users who don't need a more powerful Xbox series X console.