Rumors machine: The rumor that Microsoft's long diskless Xbox One S has leaked out of WinFuture.de gives insight into what the console might look like. Admittedly, there are not many ways for an Xbox One S without an optical drive. More surprising is the price. At $ 260, it may not be the market we were hoping for. Time will tell us.
Rumors have been circulating for some time about Microsoft's diskless Xbox One S, and at this point there is no doubt that this is happening. In fact, the German Windows site WinFuture.de claims to have obtained images showing exactly what the "All Digital" console looks like.
Microsoft Xbox One S All Digital from 7.99 €: Special Offer, Launch Conditions, Prices and Options https://t.co/plS2EQcoHz
– WinFuture.de (@WinFuture) April 13, 2019
Surprise! It looks like an Xbox One S without an optical drive, which is probably exactly what everyone had imagined. Other images show the frame illustrating "the diskless game" and a symbol indicating the absence of a Blu-ray player.
From a hardware perspective, the new console is supposedly shipped with a 1TB hard drive preinstalled with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3. Surprisingly, nothing mentions the Xbox Game Pass, which rumors claim Microsoft would be turning into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Although the appearance of the console is probably not a surprise, the alleged price is $ 260, which is quite north of the supposed price of $ 199. Still, this is a leak, and that number might change or not be accurate to begin with. The new all-digital Xbox One S could be announced as early as April 16th, with a release date of May 7th.
A diskless Xbox is a kind of Microsoft experience designed to test the path of a more digital media platform in anticipation of its next generation console and Project xCloud.