Based on a brand new report from Thurott, Microsoft has been engaged on a brand new console within the Xbox One household. This cheaper mannequin might play common Xbox One video games, however there could be no Blu-Ray drive.
This transfer would decrease the value of the entry-level Xbox One. An Xbox One S formally begins at $299 however you’ll be able to at present discover it for round $250 on Amazon. The disc-less Xbox One might begin at $199.
If you have already got an Xbox One and bodily video games, you may think about going to an official retailer to commerce your discs for a digital obtain code. Let’s hope that this new Xbox comes with an enormous onerous drive for individuals who have a gradual web connection.
Again when Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One in 2013, the corporate needed to make an enormous push towards digital video games. The unique plan was that you’d affiliate your bodily video games together with your Xbox account. After that, you may play the sport even with out inserting the disc. Microsoft additionally deliberate a approach to lend a digital recreation to a good friend for 30 days.
After some backlash, Microsoft gave up on this plan and switched again to a extra conventional system. But it surely’s been 5 years, digital video games are extra standard than ever and web connections are sooner than ever.
Microsoft additionally thinks the way forward for video games relies on subscriptions. With the Xbox Recreation Go, you’ll be able to entry dozens of video games for $10 per 30 days. It’s also possible to subscribe to EA Entry on the Xbox One. Finally, you may think about changing the Xbox altogether with a subscription for a streaming service. However we’re not there but.
Based on Thurott, Microsoft can also be engaged on an up to date Xbox One S that might be a bit cheaper. This one would have a standard disc drive.