Microsoft is developing a next-generation diskless version of the Xbox

Microsoft may be building a discless next-gen Xbox after all

Microsoft employees said that in parallel with the announced console Project Scarlett, the company is working on a cheaper diskless version of the Xbox..

Four people familiar with the project told Kotaku about this. According to them, although the company did not publicly disclose this, it is developing two versions of the device..

Microsoft is developing a next-generation diskless version of the Xbox

The previously unveiled Project Scarlett is a traditional, high-performance, 4K 120fps console. Its alternative, tentatively titled Lockhart, should be a cloud-based device with the minimum power required to perform specific local tasks such as controller input and image processing.. Wherein fast processor and solid state drive will provide stable streaming of most games at 1440p and 60fps.

As the product is still under development, final specifications may vary. Sources also did not name the approximate cost and timing of the release of the diskless console, so until the company officially confirms the alternative, there are no guarantees of its serial production..

Microsoft is developing a next-generation diskless version of the Xbox

Microsoft is working simultaneously in many areas of the development of the gaming industry. The company recently filed a patent for a carpet that will help avoid collisions with furniture while in virtual reality..

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: postmediacanoe

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