Lockhart at this Microsoft: Fantastic fan-made Xbox Series S concept design met with almost universal approval
The Xbox Series S, also known as Lockhart, is becoming something of a mythical beast in the gaming world. It has been alluded to at various points in the past, but while Microsoft game-related news is mostly about the upcoming Xbox Series X, the smaller console seems to have just disappeared off the map.
However, being gone, at least for the time being, doesn’t mean the Xbox Series S has been forgotten. A talented graphic designer has created a Lockhart concept and shared it on the r/xboxone group on Reddit. The artist, u/jiveduder, has gone for a minimalist creation that definitely reflects the design language of the larger Xbox Series X. The console is so small that the controller is practically two-thirds of its height, and it appears to be missing a disc drive, hinting at a digital delivery platform.
Rumors about the Xbox Series S have stated that the console could be an all-digital version of the Xbox Series X, although it would also wield less powerful specs: 4 TFLOPS GPU performance, 16 GB RAM. The Lockhart concept designer has gone for a white color scheme, and there is also a small hardware button located in the bottom left corner of the side that features the Xbox logo.
The Xbox Series S design has been met with considerable acclaim, with many of the hundreds of comments appreciating its “cute” appearance, small stature, and the fact it actually looks like a box. But there will always be naysayers and critics, who have focused on the inherent cooling issues such a tiny (“adorable”) console would have and its lack of a disc drive.