The console wars are heating up once again as Microsoft and Sony continue to reveal new details about their upcoming devices. Many were surprised when Sony showcased two versions of the PS5 last week, with one of them being the PS5 Digital Edition, which lacks a disk tray.
Microsoft has spent a lot of time and money on marketing for the Xbox Series X, revealing the device in advance and underlining the fact that it will be the most powerful console on the market, as the Redmond company aims for maximum performance and a focus on outstanding graphics.
Xbox Lockhart speculations
Despite the focus on the Xbox Series X, many industry sources and fans believe that Microsoft will also release a second Xbox Series model in the form of the Xbox Series X. Dubbed Xbox Lockhart, after the codename which has been spotted in Windows 10 code, the device will be powered-up sequel to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.
Some early critics thought that the release of a console system without a disk tray is doomed from the start, but the device sold well, proving that there are lots of people who prefer digital purchases.
While the PS5 and Xbox Series X are shaping up to be great consoles, the bleeding-edge components will likely push the price of the devices to an upper bracket. As such, the option to choose between a standard version and a more affordable disk-less one could be a great boon for many potential customers.
Some also speculate that Microsoft’s decision to pick the name “Series” is another hint towards the fact that at least one additional model could be available besides the Series X. It is anticipated that enhanced and improved versions of the upcoming consoles could be released down the road, as it was the case with the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.