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Xbox One S, Microsoft’s first disc-free gaming console to launch on May 7: Report

The rumoured Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will come with 1TB storage and Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft pre-installed.

tech Updated: Mar 22, 2019 17:29 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
When launched, the disc-free Xbox One S will come bundled with games like Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft
When launched, the disc-free Xbox One S will come bundled with games like Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft(Microsoft)
         

Microsoft will reportedly launch its disc-less console on May 7. It is expected to be called the ‘Xbox One S All-Digital Edition”.

Microsoft was first reported to launch its disc-free console in April, with shipping starting in May. A new report by Windows Central suggests the console will officially launch on May 7.

Windows Central who have reportedly had their hands on some leaked documents, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition carries a similar look as the present Xbox One S. The only thing missing is the disk drive obviously along with the eject button. When launched, the disc-free Xbox One S will come bundled with games like Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft. This console will pack 1 TB HDD.

In addition to this, Microsoft will also reportedly give users to choose the games for their console. This option will allow users to pick the pre-installed games before the console arrives. It isn’t clear if Microsoft will bundle its subscription service, Xbox Game Pass along with the console.

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Microsoft going all digital with its upcoming console, the pricing is also expected to go down. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition could be Microsoft’s cheapest console offering till date. There’s still no word from Microsoft on the launch date or a disc-free console at all.

In related news, Microsoft is also working on its cloud-based streaming service, Project xCloud scheduled to launch later this year. Microsoft was also clear on plans of still making consoles despite its cloud streaming service for games.

First Published: Mar 22, 2019 17:28 IST