According to a rumour from earlier this year, it was suggested that Microsoft could be working on a disc-less version of the Xbox. At the time, it was unclear whether this could be an Xbox of the next-generation or simply a variant of the Xbox One. It was later followed up with another rumour that claimed that it would be the Xbox One S and that it might launch on the 7th of May.
Well, it turns out the rumours were true because Microsoft has officially confirmed that the disc-less Xbox One S will indeed be launching on the 7th of May where it will cost gamers $250 (N91,000). This version of the Xbox One S will be completely identical to the current Xbox One S, except that it will not spot an optical drive.
It will feature the same hardware and a 1TB hard drive, and gamers will have to buy all their games digitally. According to Jeff Gattis, Microsoft’s general manager of platform and devices marketing, he said;
We think of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition as an option that caters to audiences who prefer to find and play their games digitally. We’re not looking to push customers toward digital; it’s about meeting the needs of customers that are digital natives that prefer digital-based media and providing value with the most affordable Xbox One console.
At the moment the Xbox One S is priced at $300 (N109,000), which means that if you don’t mind all your game purchases to be made digitally, you will be able to save yourself N18,000 with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.