According to reports, Microsoft is working on a console device in the cloud that will cost less than the Xbox Scarlett and may even have contributed to the fall of the rumored Lockhart project.
For those who may not remember, Microsoft was linked with two consoles for their next generation plans.
In the same way as Xbox One X and Xbox S, Project Scarlett would offer more power, while Lockhart would offer a more attractive price.
Now we know that Microsoft is launching a second less powerful console next to the Xbox Scarlett.
But that does not mean that the technology giant is looking to boost its xCloud gaming service. According to Microsoft experts, Brad Sams, and the xCloud device is being developed.
And while we may never know why the Lockhart Project was canceled, Sam offers good guesses about what might have happened, through TheNextWeb.
"Lockhart was stuck at this midpoint where it did not make much sense," Sams reveals in his latest YouTube post.
"And if Microsoft is really sure, that's what they're starting to do with their xCloud service, selling really low prices at a marginal amount of computing, it makes a lot of sense.
"You can imagine this (xCloud device) for around $ 60, maybe throwing a controller for $ 75 or something like that, could undermine what Stadia is currently selling.
"It would be very easy to enter xCloud and it would be super portable; You can imagine how easy it would be to take something like that on the road. "
However, it should be noted that Sams does not know if this new xCloud console will reach the shelves.
No release date has been mentioned and there is no suggestion that it is available to be purchased together with Xbox Scarlett in 2020.
Perhaps if Google Stadia becomes popular, Microsoft was ready to be ready for games in the cloud.
But for now, we only know that Microsoft is considering this xCloud console after the cancellation of Project Lockhart.
This is important news for Microsoft players, since the price point in the next generation has changed with a lot of margin.
Xbox players will no longer be able to buy a cheap console, but now they will have to take the Xbox Scarlett or use the xCloud service through their browser or phone.
And these are not the only next-generation juicy rumors that are being talked about this week.
The release date of PS5 has not yet been announced, but is expected to be released by 2020.
And rumors this week suggest that the PS5 will be four times more powerful than the PlayStation 4.
This comes from a well-known PC reference agent, who has shared information about the Gonzalo APU, which is rumored to be part of the PS5.
The data shared this week suggest that the PS5 will be a true leap forward from PS4.
However, until we learn all the data on the Sony console, this is still a rumor.
Sony has stated that they want the PlayStation 5 to be compatible with 8K, which sounds very ambitious.
They have also mentioned support for ray tracing and that they have much faster loading times.
This is something that both Sony and Microsoft have emphasized, without providing much performance data.
This would be possible thanks to specialized solid-state drives, which will make a big difference in processing speeds.
More news about the PS5 and the Scarlett Project could arrive at any time, with the clock until 2020.