For some time now rumors have flown that Microsoft was preparing to release a new disc-less version of the Xbox One, and during today’s episode of Inside Xbox, they confirmed it. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes out next month, and you can pre-order the new hardware from the Xbox Store and other select retailers now. Microsoft released a quirky trailer for the new hardware, which highlights the fact that the only real difference between the standard Xbox One S and the All-Digital version is the disc drive (or lack thereof). You can check it out, below.
As has already been leaked, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with 1TB of space, and three games pre-installed (Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3, and Minecraft). As a nice bonus, those who buy the system can get three months of Xbox Game Pass for only $1. Here’s the official rundown:
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for an affordable way to play games. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games – Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves.
the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with a special offer to get started with access to over 100 great games, and with new games being added all the time there will always be something new to queue in your digital library. Cord cutters will enjoy watching 4K HDR entertainment with Netflix, Amazon and more, and thousands of Xbox One games are available from the Microsoft Store digitally.
And now, the moment of truth – the price. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will cost $250, which is technically $50 less than most Xbox One S bundles, but the S is frequently on sale. I see it for $250 more often than not. Ah, but there’s good news – Microsoft wants to keep the $50 price gap between the new and older Xbox, so when the standard S goes on sale, the All-Digital version will always be $50 cheaper. In other words, it should be fairly easy to get an All-Digital Xbox for $200.
The Xbox One S All-Digital hits shelves on May 7. What do you think? Will you be going disc-less?