Xbox Edinburgh Project Leaked Online
Microsoft’s next-gen plans are nearly ready to make their way to reality with the release of Xbox Series X and while there has been quite the bevy of information unveiled regarding the powerful device, there’s still plenty that appears to be waiting just around the corner. While recent rumors have circled around unconfirmed games and secondary hardware, a new leak appears to suggest Microsoft has yet another big project in the works potentially called Xbox Edinburgh.
The existence of the project was revealed recently by tech-savvy user @bllyhlbrt on Twitter, who discovered references to a codename called “Edinburgh” within the OS of the Xbox One. While this alone wouldn’t bee anything too special, the discovery is worth noting due to the term’s listing among several other well-known codenames, including “Anaconda” (a reference to the Series X) as well as “Lockhart,” a long-speculated lower-end variant of the upcoming Series X.
— Billy (@bllyhlbrt) June 25, 2020
It’s hard to determine at the moment. It’s likely to be a development kit revision but time will tell.
— Billy (@bllyhlbrt) June 26, 2020
While Xbox Edinburgh could represent an exciting next-gen project from Microsoft, in reality, it’s currently unknown what this new discovery could actually be. User @bllyhlbrt speculated the new codename might be a new Xbox “development kit revision,” possibly indicating another variant of the Series X family. However, with so little known about Edinburgh or its relation to the Lockhart or Series X, it’s possible the project could also turn out to be something a little less exciting. Windows Central’s Jez Corden suggested as much in response tweet, saying Xbox Edinburgh could easily end up being something as conventional as an “XCloud server blade.”
Don’t get hyped for a handheld or new form factor or something like that, might be something like an XCloud server blade. Still, fun times innit.
— Jez (@JezCorden) July 3, 2020
As of now, it’s unclear when Xbox might reveal what’s happening with Edinburgh, but a rumored upcoming event may present the perfect time to do so. Though there hasn’t been much about it on official channels, fans have speculated about what Xbox may have in store in terms of exclusives for the Series X, especially following Sony’s well-received showcase for the PlayStation 5. Rumors have heavily suggested such an event scheduled for later this month, so fans may not have long to wait before the question is answered.
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