• Phil Spencer praises effort behind backwards compatibility feature of Xbox Series X
  • Spencer's comments have now been tied to the possible launch of the Xbox Series S in August
  • Xbox Series S is a more cost-friendly but lower-powered console that could play old games

Microsoft is expected to lift the covers on the Xbox Series X this August although there are folks who are looking at something more. Microsoft Executive Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer may have raised things a bit when he spoke at a podcast.

Spencer spoke on iJustine's Same Brain podcast and touched on the work that they did on the backwards compatibility feature of the Xbox Series X. It is a feature that gamers have been looking for, particularly for the ones who still wanted to play old game titles. However, it appears most felt that there was something more coming this August.

"I'm encouraged to be able to talk more about it - should be August. I think August we'll have more to say on that," Spencer said.

Of course, speaking more about the August event hints that Spencer was purely focusing on the Xbox Series X. But for some, it raises expectations on the possible announcement of the Xbox Series S or Xbox Lockhart.

For those who may be encountering the Xbox Series S for the first time, this is believed to be the cost-friendly game console that would perform a tad lower to the Xbox Series X, IGN reported. Most are tying the backwards compatibility discussion to the lower-priced unit. It does make sense considering the Xbox Series S could potentially accommodate older games that have lower requirements.

Just recently, images of a white Xbox Series X controller made its rounds. Along with that buzz came the possible coming of the Xbox Lockhart that most perceive will also be revealed next month.

Eurogamer reported that the Xbox Series S was originally set to come out in June through an E3 showcase. But with that failure to push through, there is now growing belief that the more affordable Xbox Lockhart may be revealed in August, a reason why most are now tying it with Spencer's latest comments.

If these plans come to fruition, it would mark the second major Xbox event in two months for Microsoft. Previously, it was the Xbox Games showcase that did not exactly go on smoothly. For now, it would be best to take this with a grain of salt unless Microsoft comes out in the open to provide further details on the August event.

Some say the next Xbox will be 'the most powerful console ever'
Some say the next Xbox will be 'the most powerful console ever' AFP / ROBYN BECK