• Microsoft could have plans to release an Xbox One without a disc drive in 2019

    24 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Though Microsoft is likely hard at work on whatever it has planned for a next-generation Xbox console, there are rumours that a third Xbox One hardware refresh could still be on the way. According to Thurrott' s sources, Microsoft could be planning a new version of the Xbox One for release in 2019 that doesn't include a disc drive. This will reportedly lower the console's overall cost by as much as $100, though it would also mean that the system isn't capable of playing physical games or Blu-ray movies. Microsoft is also reportedly planning a ‘disc-to-digital' exchange program that would...
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  • Report: Microsoft Working On Digital-Only Xbox One System For 2019 Release

    Report: Microsoft Working On Digital-Only Xbox One System For 2019 Release

    24 days ago - By GameInformer

    Based on a new report, Microsoft is working on an Xbox One system without a disc drive for a 2019 release. According to the report from Thurrott , the digital-only device will carry a smaller pricetag - possibly as low as $200 - in an attempt to lower the cost-of-entry to the Xbox One family of systems.
    Thurrott also states that Microsoft will introduce a "disc-to-digital" program, which will allow players to trade their discs in to participating retailers in exchange for a digital version of that game.
    At E3 this year, Microsoft teased its next generation of hardware , which Thurrott...
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  • Rumor: Microsoft is preparing a disc-free Xbox One for 2019

    Rumor: Microsoft is preparing a disc-free Xbox One for 2019

    24 days ago - By GamesRadar

    The disc drive was reportedly stripped out to lower the price of the system
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  • Rumor: Microsoft Releasing Cheaper Xbox One With No Disc Drive in 2019

    24 days ago - By Game Rant

    A new report claims that Microsoft intends to release a new iteration of the Xbox One console in 2019 that will remove the disc drive and go all-digital.
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  • Microsoft May Launch Xbox One Without a Disc Drive

    Microsoft May Launch Xbox One Without a Disc Drive

    24 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    Today, most games you purchase on disc have big patches to download and online features to set up, so why not do away with the discs entirely? Microsoft is reportedly planning to do just that.
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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

    24 days ago - By TechRadar

    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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  • Microsoft's Building a Disc-Less Xbox One for Release in 2019

    24 days ago - By N4G

    Microsoft is working on a disc-less version of the Xbox One S for release next year and the company will also offer a disc-to-digital trade-in program.
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  • Microsoft may release a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

    25 days ago - By Engadget

    Microsoft is no doubt pouring much of its energy into the next-gen Xbox, but it might give the current generation one last hurrah. Thurrott sources understand that it's planning new Xbox One configurations in 2019, including one without a disc drive...
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  • Report: Microsoft plans to launch a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

    Report: Microsoft plans to launch a disc-free Xbox One in 2019

    25 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Rumors are circulating that Microsoft is working on a version of its current-gen console that lacks a disc drive, a move that reportedly seeks to shave as much as $100 off of the Xbox One†™s current price tag of $299. ...
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  • Microsoft is reportedly planning an Xbox One without a disc drive for 2019

    Microsoft is reportedly planning an Xbox One without a disc drive for 2019

    25 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Microsoft is reportedly planning to release a new Xbox One model without a disc drive in 2019. The console will be significantly cheaper than other Xbox One systems, including the Xbox One S.
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  • Rumor: Microsoft's Considering Building a Disc-Less Xbox One for Release in 2019

    25 days ago - By IGN

    A recent rumor suggests that Microsoft is considering a new Xbox One SKU that removes the disc drive as a cost-reducing measure.
    As reported by Thurrott , this console will very much be part of the Xbox One family of devices and not the next-generation group of hardware that could compose Scarlett. This new Xbox One is expected to be released sometime in 2019, possibly as early as spring. The rumor also maintains that any Scarlet consoles would end up coming later, sometime in 2020.
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  • Microsoft may be releasing a digital-only Xbox One console next year

    25 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    A digital-only future is a dream for some gamers who hate the apparent hassle of placing a disc in their system, and it would appear Microsoft is aware of this. According to Thurott.com, Microsoft will be releasing an Xbox One console that doesn't feature a disc tray. Instead, the console will be limited purely to...
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  • Disc-less Xbox One reportedly set for 2019, with ‘disc-to-digital' program

    Disc-less Xbox One reportedly set for 2019, with ‘disc-to-digital' program

    25 days ago - By Windows Central

    Microsoft is reportedly working on disc-less Xbox One, with a "disc-to-digital" program set for 2019.
    While Microsoft's long-rumored "Xbox Scarlett" consoles are expected in 2020, a new report has emerged detailing a "disc-less" Xbox One on the horizon. According to a recent report from Thurrott.com , the next hardware release will ditch its disc drive, pursuing a low retail price of $200 or less.
    The disc-less Xbox One is reportedly based on the existing entry-level Xbox One S, adopting an otherwise similar form factor. It's all about finding ways to reduce the manufacturing costs...
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