- Aug 25, 2020
References to Xbox Lockhart, the rumoured second console in the new Xbox series, have been found in the Windows Operating System libraries. Images from the operating system’s code were tweeted by security researcher TitleOS, which include five references of the Lockhart codename, found within several of Windows’ System32 library files. They include files specifically featuring the phrase “Xbox-Lockhart”, as well as “Xbox-Anaconda”, the codename for the Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Lockhart is believed to be a lower-powered, lower-priced alternative to the Xbox Series X, with rumours suggesting it may retail under the name of Xbox Series S. No official announcements have been made by Microsoft, but Windows Central has said that it has spoken with developers targeting the console. The lack of official word from Microsoft itself has led some to believe that the rumours are false, and that the Lockhart is not a real console. This is what led TitleOS to post the images of the Windows OS library files; they prove that Lockhart is certainly an Xbox-related thing, regardless of if the rumours to it being a console are true or not. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/10/project-scarletts-lockhart-version-returns-unlocked-422"] Last year there were reports that Lockhart is a cheaper, disc-less version of the Xbox Series X. Reports from January spoke of a new AMD chip with an unknown APU that was speculated to be for Lockhart. But despite it being months since those reports, Microsoft has yet to announce anything. With a series of presentations as part of Xbox 20/20 though, if the company does have anything to announce, we could see it as part of those shows. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.