Xbox Series S announcement coming in May: report

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An Xbox Series S announcement is likely to come in May, a new report from Windows Central suggests.

The Series S, otherwise known as codename Lockhart in a series of previous reports, is a next-gen Microsoft console that’s less powerful than the announced Xbox Series X; it’s also expected to be far cheaper.

Windows Central describes the Series S as “‘a 4TF “entry-point’ to next-gen gaming,” designed to replace the current-gen Xbox One X, but with added “aspects of a next-gen experience currently unavailable to past-gen consoles, presumably in the form of NVME loading speeds and perhaps some limited ray-tracing.” Previous rumours have also suggested the Series S will be disc-less.

The outlet admits it has “no idea about the capabilities of Lockhart outside that magical ‘4TF’ GPU number.” That’s 4 teraflops for those of you playing at home, which is dwarfed in comparison to the Xbox Series X 12 teraflop output.

Finally, it’s believed Xbox Series S will be announced in May alongside potential announcements of a number of Xbox Game Studios titles including a rumoured Fable project from Playground Games.

We’ll keep you up to date as more is known.

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