Xbox Anaconda and Lockhart reportedly due for E3 2019 reveal

Joanna Estrada
February 23, 2019

According to Thurrott, Microsoft will talk about its upcoming "Lockhart" and "Anaconda" devices at E3 2019.

Microsoft already announced they were working on multiple consoles at last year's E3, presumed to be both an entry level model and the next gen equivalent of the Xbox One X.

With the news that Sony is choosing to sit E3 2019 out, Microsoft won't have to compete quite as hard for attention when it makes its own announcements.

Other rumours today suggest that Microsoft may be planning to announce an industry-shattering partnership with Nintendo, but many assume they'll also use the event in June to unveil the successor to the Xbox One.

The report (translated by WCCFTech) states that the consoles in question are codenamed Lockhart and Anaconda, which are both monikers that have been floating around for a while.

That will help make the console as cheap as possible and will also align with Microsoft's plans for streaming all its games via Project xCloud.

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the planet right now. The Lockhart specs seem suspiciously low, but obviously these are all subject to change anyway, being early leaks. For example, the Microsoft originally developed the Xbox One under the codename of "Durango, ' while rival console makers Sony and Nintendo at one point referred to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch as 'Neo" and 'NX, ' respectively. Instead, Anaconda is described as an updated version of Microsoft's Xbox One X, the 4K-capable Xbox One model which launched in November 2017.

Xbox Anaconda and Lockhart are also rumoured to be arriving in late 2020, with Halo Infinite as a launch title that will also still be coming out for Xbox One.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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