With digital downloads and online streaming changing our consumption of movies, TV shows, entertainment, and games, it is no surprise that Microsoft is soon launching its first diskless console.
Through many rumors, we know that a diskless version of the Xbox One S has been in the works for a few weeks now, although Microsoft has not yet publicly acknowledged the new console.
Code name Xbox 'Maverick', Windows Central shared a lot of information about when the new console could land – as well as its possible appearance. What we know so far rests largely on rumors or documents that have not been officially verified. Therefore, as usual at this point, take everything you read with a pinch of salt.
What we know so far is that the new console, probably called the all-digital Xbox One S edition, is probably not intended to compete with the brand's high-end consoles and the current line of drives. Blu-Ray, including the X Box One S and the X Box One X. Instead, it will be positioned in the X Box One lineup, which means that Microsoft will not abandon Blu-ray discs and discs -ray.
So when will we see the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition in nature? And what new features is it likely to offer? While waiting for other official answers, we will go through the main news, the rumors and what we would like to see with the new console below.
Xbox One S without disk: in pursuit
- What is it? The latest Microsoft console likely to be part of the Xbox One family. The big disadvantage of this new console is its lack of disk. This means that there is no Blu-ray player, but that the gaming experience will only be digital.
- When did he go out? According to rumors, the event is on the way this year and recent documents obtained by Windows Central suggest that it could be revealed in April 2019 and available for purchase on May 7, 2019.
- How much will it cost? The details of Windows Central suggest that it will have the lowest price of the current Xbox range, firmly targeting newcomers to the Xbox ecosystem, but there is no official word about the price for the moment.
New Disc-less Xbox One S: price and availability
It has been reported for some time that the new console is expected to land in 2019. According to a report from Windows Central, the likely launch of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition diskless edition could be on May 7, 2019, after its revelation at the Inside Xbox event.
Although it is a temporary release date and that no official confirmation is given to the existence of the console, it seems likely that it will be with us in the next three months – we keep everything in order.
Without concrete details on the characteristics, it is difficult to make estimates on the price. However, documents obtained by Windows Central suggest that the diskless Xbox One S will have the cheapest retail price in the current Xbox family.
This means that it will probably address those who are discovering the Xbox ecosystem rather than those looking for a high-end device.
New Rumors Without Disk Xbox One S: Design and Features
It is still early to discuss the features of the new diskless Xbox One S, but it is obvious that it will be less a Blu-ray player.
the Windows Central We report that this feeds a lot of what we know about the diskless Xbox One S which suggests that the console will come with a 1TB hard drive and with already integrated digital games, like Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves and Minecraft. Rumors have also run about the fact that some games may already be installed, which means users could choose before ordering their console.
In terms of design, the rumors were based on photos obtained by Windows Central , that the site has reproduced with design mockups to protect the origin of the images. First impressions suggest that its appearance is identical to that of the Xbox One S, without disk drive or ejection button rather redundant.