Xbox One S All-Digital Edition pictured - Hardware

James Marshall
March 25, 2019

Microsoft seems to be planning to launch a new Xbox One S, codenamed "Maverick", which will cut the disk drive completely and become the first all-digital version of the Xbox One. As its name suggests, this console from Microsoft is said to have no disc drive and will instead only play games digitally.

The rumoured disc-less Xbox One S will be called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and could launch as soon as Tuesday 7th May, according to Windows Central.

When will the disc-less Xbox One S be released?

Windows Central noted that there wasn't any sign of an Xbox Game Pass bundle, which is odd. It doesn't sound like there will be a long period of time before reveal and launch either, as a new report today claims the new console will release in early May.

Xbox One fans look set to receive some huge news from Microsoft ahead of the Halo Infinite and Gears of War 5 release dates. We're just as in the dark as you are, but we're definitely excited to see some of the col titles we've been looking into and reporting on over the past few months getting a little more spotlight support from Microsoft.

Unsurprisingly with an all-digital spin, the Blu-Ray drive has been ditched, along with the (now moot) eject button.

How much will the Xbox One S All-Digital cost?

What will the Xbox One S All-Digital offer? It also mentions a 1TB HDD and three games included, namely Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3. The box lists the bundled-in games, as well as clear notification that the console is for "Disc-Free Gaming".

Design-wise, rumors have been based on photos obtained by Windows Central, which the site replicated with design mock-ups in order to protect the origin of the images.

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