Rumor: Two next-gen Xbox models to be announced at E3 2019

The next generation of Xbox consoles will be announced at E3 2019, according to a report from French website JeuxVideo.

According to the website, the consoles are code-named “Lockhart” and “Anaconda.” Lockhart is a entry level device without a disc drive and focused on digital, while Anaconda is a high-end device priced similarly to Xbox One X at launch.

As for specifications, JeuxVideo said that data sheets leaked in late January are close to accurate, but would only confirm the presence of SSDs on each machine. Here are the data sheets from January:

Xbox “Lockhart”Xbox “Anaconda”
CPUCustom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2
GPUCustom NAVI 4+ TeraflopsCustom NAVI 12+ Teraflops GPU
RAM12GB of GDDR6 memory16GB of GDDR6 memory
StorageSSD 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / sSSD 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s

The Verge senior editor Tom Warren also chimed in to reiterate that not all of the above specifications are accurate.

JeuxVideo states that release is scheduled for the end of 2020, and that Halo Infinite will be a launch title. Halo Infinite will reportedly also be available for Xbox One and PC, as originally announced, as “Microsoft is seeking to get rid of the concept of console generations.”

As for other titles, the website reports that the next game by Ninja Theory, a newly acquired Microsoft studio, will be available in early 2020.

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