Those looking to go all-digital should be pleased by Microsoft’s confirmation that a discless Xbox One is on the way. And it’s coming sooner than later.
It’s been a rumor for some time that a disc free version of the Xbox One was on the way. So this confirmation from Microsoft isn’t exactly from out of left field. Maybe it’s still a little unexpected though, since we’re more or less on the cusp of a new generation.
Sony actually confirmed that, since they let a bunch of PS5 fact-lets out of the bag last week. Microsoft on the other hand, hasn’t said anything about the next-gen Xbox, though we obviously know one’s coming.
Instead, we get this, an all-digital Xbox One. Actually called the Xbox One S All Digital Edition, the newest X1 is basically the same console as the standard ‘S’ that’s out there right now. The only real difference is that it, obviously, has no disc drive.
Along with that, it’s also $50 USD cheaper than the standard S, coming in at $249.99 USD. Oh, and it’s also bundled with a trio of games – Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves.
It would have been nice to have seen a trial of GamePass included too, but what are you gonna do. The new box lands at retail on May the 7th.