The Xbox Series “S” known by its codename of “Lockhart” has appeared once again, this time in the June 2020 release notes for the Microsoft Game Development Kit.
Security researcher on Twitter known by TitleOS has offered a glimpse at the relevant sections, which refer to Lockhart’s “Profiling mode,” alongside an AnacondaProfiling mode, which refers to the more powerful Xbox Series X.
The profiles likely refer to graphics tiers that developers can target for the different spec levels. The developer documents also refer to Lockhart directly as the Xbox Series S, which you can effectively take as confirmation of its official name. Which, following previous Xbox naming conventions, this isn’t a huge shock.
More proof of Lockhart, this time from the XDK/GDK release notes for June 2020. pic.twitter.com/hulDoC9owv
— TitleOS (@XB1_HexDecimal) June 24, 2020
Very little is known about Lockhart, but it’s expected to be a slimmed-down, less-powerful all-digital next-gen Xbox, sporting boosted CPU and SSD capabilities over the Xbox One X, while also being less powerful in graphics. This console is also expected to be the cheapest next-gen entry level option.