Microsoft To Announce Xbox "Lockhart" and "Anaconda At E3 2019, Here's What You Need To Know

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Both tech enthusiasts and the gaming community are all excited about the upcoming next-generation console war between Sony and Microsoft. With Sony confirmed that they won’t be attending E3 2019, Microsoft, on the other hand, will be attending and is reportedly going to reveal two new Xbox consoles: “Lockhart” (though some reports say its “Lockheart” but we’ll be sticking with Lockhart for this article) and “Anaconda”.

But First… When Is E3 2019?

E3 2019 is scheduled from June 11 to 13, 2019 which is from Tuesday to Thursday. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, US.

What Will Microsoft Be Presenting?

According to a report, French video game site JeuxVideo reported that Microsoft will reveal two Xbox consoles codenamed “Lockhart” and “Anaconda” with an expected release in 2020. The former will be slightly less powerful and cheaper, while the latter will be the more powerful and expensive one.

What Are The Specs And Features?

For Lockhart alone, it is rumored to ditch the Blu-ray player altogether in favor of digital-only purchases. Meanwhile, for both Xbox consoles, they will feature solid state drives and will be fully backward compatible with Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

On another article, these are the supposed leaked specs of the consoles.

For Lockhart:

  • Custom CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads
  • Custom Navi graphics with 4+ teraflops
  • 12GB of GDDR6 memory
  • 1TB NVMe SSD

For Anaconda:

  • Custom CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads
  • Custom Navi graphics with 12+ teraflops
  • 16GB of GDDR6 memory
  • 1TB NVMe SSD

Both models will are said to come with an AMD processor based on the company’s Zen 2 CPU architecture, which will be paired with its upcoming Navi GPU. In addition to that, the two will also feature NVMe storage for faster load times.

Lastly, while Lockhart will deliver native 1080p gaming, Anaconda, on the other hand, will offer native 4K gaming.

Okay… What About The Price Tag?

Anaconda, the more powerful one between the two, is reportedly going to feature a price tag of $500. However, Lockhart, though it’s said to be the cheaper one, its price is still unknown at the moment.

Are you excited about E3 2019? Do you think Microsoft will announce the Xbox Lockhart and Anaconda there? Tell us in the comment section below.

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