Switch to previous version of Magzter

Try GOLD

xCloud Has A Silver Lining

Lockhart may be dead but that hasn’t stopped new details emerging about a new disc-less console powered by Microsoft’s xCloud tech

When Microsoft’s Phil Spencer took to the stage at last year’s E3 he made a point of describing the future of Xbox, specifically how the same hardware team responsible for creating the Xbox One X was “deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles”.

Notice the plural. To many this all but confirmed the rumours and reports floating around that Microsoft was, indeed, developing two consoles, codenamed Anaconda and Lockhart. Anaconda being the main top-end, high-spec console, while Lockhart would be the disc-less, less powerful, but more accessible and, more importantly, affordable console.

However at this year’s E3 where Microsoft once again, but in more detail, spoke about its upcoming nextgeneration console, currently dubbed Project Scarlett, there was a surprising absence of any mention of a second system. In fact, it certainly sounded like Microsoft was focusing on just the one. This isn’t to say, however, that the company won’t be bringing a second console into the mix at a later time – much like it did with the Xbox One X that arrived a few years into the Xbox One’s life – but it seems that Microsoft has changed its vision ever so slightly as a result of its Project xCloud streaming service.

Continue Reading with Magzter GOLD

GoldLogo

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories and 5,000+ magazines

READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE

September 2019

MORE STORIES FROM OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINEView All
Retrospective Dead Rising
Official Xbox Magazine
7 mins read
The Best Racing Games In Xbox History
Official Xbox Magazine
9 mins read
Ghost In The Machine
Official Xbox Magazine
10+ mins read
Mind Games - Bring Your Friends
Official Xbox Magazine
1 min read
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan
Official Xbox Magazine
3 mins read
Chris Tells Us About His Pursuit Of ‘The Game'.
Official Xbox Magazine
3 mins read
Destiny 2 - Forging A New Path
Official Xbox Magazine
2 mins read
The Church In The Darkness
Official Xbox Magazine
2 mins read
The Blackout Club
Official Xbox Magazine
4 mins read
The Beginning Of A New Tale
Official Xbox Magazine
1 min read
RELATED STORIES
Hands On With Microsoft's Project XCloud: Putting Cellular Cloud Gaming To The Test
PCWorld
5 mins read
Hands On: EA's Project Atlas Cloud Gaming Service
PC Magazine
3 mins read
Green Gaming: Video Game Firms Make Climate Promises At UN
AppleMagazine
3 mins read
High Dynamic Games
Sound & Vision
8 mins read
Cyberpunk 2077 - Everything There Is To Know About The RPG Of The Decade
PC Gamer US Edition
9 mins read
Everyone Will Be A Gamer in the Future
Popular Science
3 mins read
Microsoft's Radical Bet On A New Type Of Design Thinking
Fast Company
6 mins read
Can Halo5 Save The Xbox?
Bloomberg Businessweek
10+ mins read
Welcome Home, Alexa
Fast Company
7 mins read
Sennheiser's Take On 3D Audio
HWM Singapore
4 mins read