The next version of Xbox One can completely disclose a disk space based on a new Thurrott.com report. The website reports that Microsoft has created a new SKU for another Xbox One model launch next year, and Microsoft will let Xbox owners shop in their digital copy discs in Microsoft Stores.
Getting rid of the console disk drive will allow Microsoft to lower the price for entry into the Xbox family even longer. Microsoft currently offers two different models of the console; the more powerful Xbox One X for $ 499 and $ 250 Xbox One S.
A timeframe for disk release Xbox has not been set, although Thurrott reports that the console was first targeted for spring 201
Microsoft has recently been working to make Xbox digital content more appetizing for users with new subscription services and sales models that match more with what is offered on PC. This includes the launch of the Xbox Game Pass, a digital subscription service offering a library of over 100 games on both Windows and Xbox for $ 15 a month.
Thurrott also reports that Microsoft will offer an incoming program for Xbox owners to bring their physical games to Microsoft stores and switch them to digital downloads if they choose to select a console without a diskette.
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While Microsoft is still revising the Xbox One hardware, the company's next-generation console is already in its work called the "Scarlett." However, the new Xbox consoles are not expected until 2020. Xbox Director Phil Spencer has suggested that the Scarlett console console will utilize cloud gaming technology, allowing users to stream video games directly from Microsoft's servers. Streaming games will require a strong internet connection, but will greatly reduce the amount of power and storage space needed to deliver a premium gaming experience.
The game stream will not be exclusive to new consoles either; The company has promised that their newly announced cloud gaming service, Project xCloud, could stream Xbox games to smartphones and computers worldwide. Project xCloud is expected to enter beta testing next year.
If Microsoft is willing to create an Xbox without a floppy drive, it can spell the end of an era for video games, as publishers continue to promote more digital content. However, there is still a healthy market for physical gaming sales, and stores like GameStop strongly relate to buying and selling used games to support their business model.