As the official Xbox Series X reveal neared, there was speculation that Microsoft was planning a low-budget Xbox console named “Lockhart” to sit next to it. As for Microsoft, Lockhart is not a project they are willing to talk about, but references to the name have now been discovered in Windows.
Like IGN Reports, the discovery was made by Twitter user TitleOS (@ XB1_HexDecimal), who is a Windows security researcher and reverse engineer. In one tweet on June 1, TitleOS included images of five references to the Xbox-Lockhart name discovered in the Windows / System32 directory. They sit alongside references to Xbox-Anaconda, which is the code name for Xbox Series X.
Lockhart as a console may never happen, but it clearly exists, otherwise Microsoft wouldn’t have included references to the name in Windows. The fact that those references still exist suggests that Lockhart may be a future project, and therefore a budget for the next-gen Xbox for later in the life cycle of the new console. Remember, Microsoft has already tested the water for a low-budget Xbox of this generation with the launch of the Xbox One S All Digital Discless Edition for $ 249.
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For now, Microsoft is focusing on the Xbox Series X, a console it says will launch before the end of 2020, and apparently for less than a PS5, regardless of Sony’s low price tag for its new console. .
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