Remember that rumored disc-less Xbox One that was leaked several months ago? It seems that it will be called ‘Xbox One S All-Digital Edition’ and will be released in early May, according to a report from Windows Central.
The previously code-named ‘Xbox Maverick‘ console will have its pre-order open supposedly in mid-April 2019, and with general availability coming in early May 2019. There’s no exact date for other regions but it seems that Microsoft is planning to do a global simultaneous launch for almost all existing Xbox Markets.
If the disc-less Xbox One S is indeed coming, this will be the first time Microsoft is ditching the use of discs and will have to rely in pure digital game license. As Microsoft continues to push its streaming service called Project xCloud, and the success of the Xbox Game Pass, this disc-less console is the right choice for those who prefers to go all-digital. That being said, the console should be much cheaper but there’s currently no word yet on pricing just yet, or if there be changes on the design, or if will have the X components.
In addition, Windows Central also stated that Microsoft may be gearing up to announce a Fortnite Edition console with a custom Fortnite design, rather than a simple game bundle. It’s unclear whether the Fortnite console will just be the regular S, an X or a discless version.
Please note that what we have reported here are rumors and take them with a pinch of salt until Microsoft officially confirms it. If this is indeed true, it’s really a great news for those who prefers digital games rather than having discs. After all, we are now moving forward to digital age and I wouldn’t be really surprised.
If Microsoft officially confirms this, we’ll definitely let you know right here. For now, would you purchase the discless-Xbox One when or if it releases this April? Sound off!