The Analog Circle Podcast: Does Xbox LockHart Make Sense?

In this week's episode, Kiaun will discuss the Playstation 5 allegedly being priced at $499, Xbox is getting a custom limited edition Cyberpunk 2077 themed console, we get a release date for Streets Of Rage 4, more rumors are circulating about the new Batman Court Of Owls video game and the Playstation 4 exclusive Wild is still being developed.

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darthv721551d ago

I have a feeling that the plan is to phase out the One X and replace it with the Series S (lockhart) for the same price. All rumors say that it may be lower in TF (4tf compared to 6tf of the X) but it will actually be more powerful overall due to having a much more modern CPU and the GPU is also more optimized. Not sure on memory, will it be 12gb or will it be 8gb but if it is to be the new "X" replacement then it will need to be equal to or greater than the X.

the SX will be the top line next gen. The SS will be the middle tier and the existing XBO S will be entry level (if they decide to keep making it strictly for Gamepass)

alb18991551d ago

Makes sense to give choices of price for next generation. For next gen MS did their homework and they will start to see the results of that commitment.

ApocalypseShadow1551d ago (Edited 1551d ago )

Couple of points:

*Nothing replaces real sports but it would be cool to have virtual sports besides real sports played by the real athletes in control. With VR support to watch within the games, races, etc. Would be fun and more money generated throughout.

*I think Sony is going to come in at $399 based on history. Only $499 if they want to make up losses from corona virus shutting thing down and hurting Sony's revenue for 2020.

*After all the typical colors and custom franchise models, Nintendo's next release should be a VR Switch. No reason for a 3D model or a two screen model. VR should be next. It would help legitimize VR and cut into Oculus Quest's momentum.

*Sony's VR robot is a concept patent. But Sony is known for high quality robots like Aibo The Pet Dog. I could see this releasing in Japan if it ever happened. I mean, the Japanese are already doing things like this which is awesome
What other country does this?

*As I've said before, Lockhart is a stupid idea unless it streams XSX games only. But you can do that with current hardware. So, it defeats the purpose of cheaper hardware. Xbox gamers speak so much about power, who's going to buy a gimped hardware system? Nobody. It's gimped. One system. One focus. One price. That's all. Unless you have two SSD sized systems. One terabyte version. One, 2 terabyte version for more internal storage. But a gimped model will not sell.

Lastly. I like the podcast and the easy flow of the host without slip up even though there's too much shucking and jiving. No lies or misleading. But too much joking. Maybe that's his style. Who knows. Maybe you need a side man or woman to break some of it up like New York style radio hosts. It's funny but too much for the whole show.

Good cast overall though.

ApocalypseShadow1551d ago

A disagree won't change the fact that a gimped XSX won't sell.

Let them do it and find out the hard way. Gaming forums will eat it up.

keys15791544d ago

This was great. I'll try and do better. I really appreciate the criticism.


Canceled Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Titled 'The Moon' Has Leaked Online

Files from an alleged canceled expansion for CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077, titled The Moon, have leaked online.

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shinoff218335d ago

Spent so much time having to fix the original game they didn't make it to this.

Christopher34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Those images are so early in design, they probably had 100s of things outlined like this for potential content. Not likely at all an expansion, just some ideas for the game in general that were never utilized. I mean, you end up in space at the end of the game as it is, they likely thought at some point to include more and didn't.

Amplitude34d ago

Meh. Mad respect to them for not only fixing it, but also making possibly the best looking path-traced PC game still to this day.

I bought it day 1 and didn't even finish it cause it just wasn't for me - but whenever i get a 40 (or 50) series GPU i'll be heading back in. I aint even attempting the path tracing with my 2080 Super lol

just_looken34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Thanks to all those patches the og version is a destant memory.

For those that remember version 1.0 or the ps4 day one disc versions there was alot of stuff already in the game half done like a entire map built can be accessed on pc but 0 things to do 0 npc 0 traffic even that mission area floating in the sky.

Heck i am sure some on here remember seeing the square pink blocks with "missing texture" text the floating/moving subway car going through buildings and the trash year one police/npc ai.

The game was alpha borderline beta day one now its version 1.0 still not what we were promised but you can play it now.

So missing dlc is/was the least of its issues heck i have a first version of the strategy guide with sections of missing items even entire stores not in the ingame.

Old video showing what i mean you can see up to the last minute were cutting/pasting stuff to make it turn on.

Just makes you wonder what it must have been like at one time before legal came in to remove any references that would end in a lawsuit then the celeb keno tie in that no doubt is the reason we get that bs cutscene that rushes through the first part of the game. Such a piss poor managed title with way to much crunch with a company that now worships esg culture so dam sad.

Armyofdarkness34d ago

Phantom Liberty is very very good. I want more DLC but sequel is also all right

just_looken34d ago

If you like that dlc you should binge the old ghost int he shell anime they just stole ideas from there for that dlc.

For future dlc it will be trash as they are full into esg now if you got a rack they will hire you does not matter if you know anything about games or using unreal engine 5 tools they need that clipboard check mark more than customer respect. Oh of course they also want dei crap like the new star wars or wb games stuff


Inverno34d ago

God that anime was the best thing the year it came out. The feeeeels maan.

Profchaos33d ago

Have to remember they did want to have a online mode attached to this game which would be similar to a GTA online mode making the game akin to a live service and extending the games supported development time significantly.

Losing that online mode likely shorteners the developer cycle of the game dramatically which is why we only got one DLC.

Also given the game took years to get to a good state it's way behind schedule.

Assume the corporate wars will be turned into cyberpunk 2 rather than a DLC at this point because they do need to move onto the next full priced game in the franchise for both cyberpunk and witcher

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Cyberpunk 2077 Best Steam Deck Graphics Settings

Cyberpunk 2077 was launched in a sorry state on PC and consoles in the 2020 holiday season. Since then, CD Projekt Red has worked hard to optimize the game for various hardware, including the Ryzen 8000 APUs, and the Steam Deck handheld.

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Cyberpunk 2077's Lead Quest Designer Explains Lack Of New Game Plus Mode

Cyberpunk 2077's lead quest designer tells DualShockers exactly why there's no NG+.

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just_looken42d ago

"It’s incredibly difficult to figure out a way where New Game Plus could be done in a way that doesn’t completely break the way the game is constructed,"

Yet in 2020 i had this mode via a mod they are actually saying that your powers can screw up v's infection for those unaware pre the big update so it might not be a thing anymore but if you maxed out v with save editor your character would get sick see johnny all that but still would be in the first part.

Here is a very old vid of mine you can see how it can screw up the game

So they could do it if they did not spend years making a mess of everything then last minute toss a game out half done.