Patent indicates competition for the PS5 Digital Edition

from Dominik Zwingmann
According to a recent patent, Microsoft could plan a direct competitor to the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. For months, rumors of Project Lockhart have been popping up – a cheap alternative to the Xbox Series X with less power. Nothing has been confirmed here yet. The first details of the cheaper console may be revealed in August 2020 when the first-party games are unveiled.

Last week, Sony surprised with the announcement of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which, unlike the normal version of the console, will get by without the 4K drive. Now a new patent from Microsoft is fueling rumors of a cheaper alternative to the Xbox Series X. According to a recent report by Generacion Xbox on June 12, 2020, a patent was discovered that is exclusively about the name "Xbox Series". Fans can now imagine that Microsoft will have the opportunity to release an Xbox Series S for launch. A new Xbox logo recently provided similar information.

Rumors have been circulating for many months that the company is working with Project Lockhart on just such a console. The hardware would only offer four teraflops compared to the Xbox Series X and is intended to replace the Xbox One X. Numerous next-gen features would also be included in the new console. The weaker components would ultimately result in a lower price on the market – and thus an ideal competitor for the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

It was only reported in April that Lockhart would already be at home with some Microsoft employees for testing. The company itself remains silent. In August 2020, Microsoft will give a look at the first-party games of the Xbox Series X, among other things. The first details about Project Lockhart may then be revealed. We will of course keep you up to date with news here.

via Inverse

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