cheaper doesn’t mean cheap :)— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 26, 2020
"The leaked document also mentions a Lockhart profiling mode. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Xbox plans tell The Verge that this special Lockhart mode is part of the Xbox Series X developer kit. The devkit, codenamed Dante, allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of the performance that Microsoft wants to hit with this second console. We understand that includes 7.5GB of usable RAM, a slightly underclocked CPU speed, and around 4 teraflops of GPU performance. The Xbox Series X includes 13.5GB of usable RAM, and targets 12 teraflops of GPU performance."
So not only will first party game development be handcuffed by the Xbox One for the foreseeable future, the Series X will be held back by a console that will be marginally better than the PS4 Pro for its lifetime. Sure the architecture improvements (but still AMD) and a real CPU and SSD will be nice improvements. But really? In 2020 Microsoft is gonna put out a 4TF machine with 7.5GB of usable RAM that will act as the baseline for the next several years... I might be done with Xbox hardware