Report: Next-Gen Xbox Models to Be Announced at E3 2019, Set for Release End of 2020

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Like it or not, we’re close to the end of this console generation. If you’re looking forward to the next-gen Xbox console, it seems we’ll be hearing more about it soon!

According to a new report from JeuxVideo (via Gematsu), the next gen Xbox will be announced at this year’s E3 2019, and is set for release by end of 2020. There are two versions of the console, which are codenamed “Lockhart,” and “Anaconda,” which works like the Xbox One S and Xbox One X. Lockart is said to be an entry level console and won’t have a disc drive, while Anaconda is the higher-end device.

According to JeuxVideo, the specs sheet which was leaked back in January are close to accurate, and here’s a quick look at ’em:

Xbox “Lockhart” Xbox “Anaconda”
CPU Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2 Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2
GPU Custom NAVI 4+ Teraflops Custom NAVI 12+ Teraflops GPU
RAM 12GB of GDDR6 memory 16GB of GDDR6 memory
Storage SSD 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s

Again, the specs aren’t 100 percent accurate. Additionally, The Verge Senior Editor Tom Warren also posted on ResetEra and states that the above tech specs are not 100 percent accurate as well.

Here’s a quick rundown by ResetEra user Iceternal:

So there will be two different models, one weaker and cheaper with no blu-ray reader and one uber powerful and expensive.

– Two Scarlett devices announced this E3: Lockhart and Anaconda
– Lockhart = entry level device, no disc drive, digital focused machine
– Anaconda = high end device, price similar to Xbox One X’s launch price
– Xbox should announce a disc drive less Xbox One in the coming months
– Launch fall 2020
– For the specs sheet, they say that this is what was rumored to be but can only confirm the presence of SSDs on both machines. They’re NOT confirming the full sheet. 
– Halo Infinite is a launch crossgen game
– Ninja Theory’s game is slated for early 2020.

As you can see from the leak, Halo Infinite is said to be one of the launch titles, with Ninja Theory also readying something for the console’s launch.

Bear in mind that none of these are confirmed, and as such, should be treated with a grain of salt. Even so, though, it’s nigh time we’re set to usher in the next generation of gaming, and from how many smoke signals we’re getting, there’s bound to be some truth there.

Are you ready for next-gen? What do you hope to see in the new Xbox?

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