• Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

    26 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Psht, who needs 'em?
    Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next Spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past).
    The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would not replace the existing Xbox One hardware, and it would instead represent "the lowest possible price for the Xbox One S console." Sams says that price could come in at $199 "or lower," a significant reduction from the system's current $299 starting price (but not as...
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  • New Xbox One that ditches discs for downloads could arrive in 2019

    New Xbox One that ditches discs for downloads could arrive in 2019

    26 days ago - By Tech Radar

    A new report suggests that Microsoft has a new console in the works that could arrive in 2019: an Xbox One S -like console that doesn't feature a disc tray. That means this console won't be able to use any discs you've bought over the years - however, according to the same report by the Thurrott.com website, Microsoft might implement a trade-in program where you exchange discs for digital download codes. Rumors have been swirling for a while that Microsoft is going to make a streaming-only version of the next Xbox game console , codenamed Xbox Scarlett , and hinted that Microsoft was...
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