by on Nov 19, 2018

Rumour: Microsoft planning new Xbox One S without disc drive

According to a report on Thurrott, Microsoft is planning on releasing a new version of the Xbox One S that will not feature a disc drive.

The article claims that the new console will be released in spring 2019, and will be priced at under $200. Furthermore, consumers will able to trade in their physical media in exchange for a digital version at Microsoft Stores.

While it's not based on the Xbox One X, the new model will feature 4K and HDR colour support, and due to it not featuring a disc drive saves heavily on production costs. 

'Microsoft is moving forward very carefully with this product as it knows that a sizeable portion of its users do prefer to buy physical games and not download them,' reads the site.

Nothing has been announced by Microsoft at this point, so take this with a pinch of salt until we hear otherwise. In the meantime, we do know that Microsoft is working on a next-generation console, which is believed to be codenamed Scarlett.


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