Rumour: next-gen Xbox ‘Lockhart’ and ‘Anaconda’ to be revealed at E3, released 2020

By Kirk McKeand, Friday, 22 February 2019 10:11 GMT

It looks like we could be in for an interesting E3, with the next generation of Xbox rumoured for a reveal.

Last year, a leak purportedly outed the specs of two upcoming Xbox machines codenamed Lockhart and Anaconda. According to JeuxVideo, one of the biggest gaming sites in France, those specs were very close to reality.

The report suggests Lockhart will be the entry-level, cheaper version of the console and will have no disc tray. Basically, it’s a streaming and download box. The Anaconda is a more powerful machine that also has a disc tray. Both machines boast SSDs for faster loading times.

Here are the leaked specs:

Xbox Lockhart specs

CPU: Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2
GPU: Custom NAVI 4+ Teraflops
RAM: 12GB of GDDR6 memory
Storage: 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive

Xbox Anaconda specs

CPU: Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2
GPU: Custom NAVI 12+ Teraflops
RAM: 16GB of GDDR6 memory
Storage: 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD hard drive

It looks like the Lockhart will offer native 1080p gaming, while the Anaconda will offer native 4K with its much more powerful GPU. The Lockhart specs seem suspiciously low, but obviously these are all subject to change anyway, being early leaks.

Apparently the Anaconda will be similarly priced to the Xbox One X at launch, costing around $500.

According to JeuxVideo’s sources, Halo Infinite will be a launch title when the machines release at the end of 2020, though the game will also be available on the Xbox One family of consoles.

With Sony bowing out of E3 this year, it will be interesting to see what Microsoft does with this open goal. It’ll also be interesting to see if Sony has any plans lined up for a sneaky counterattack.

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