New Xbox Release Date And Details Leaked
A new iteration of the Xbox has been the subject of several rumors over the last few months, with speculation mounting lately over an all-new Xbox One with the lacking presence of a disc drive. Called the “Xbox One S All-Digital,” the project was reported as an alternative to Microsoft’s main hardware and offering a more streamlined console for those uninterested in traditional physical media.
Information received by Windows Central now looks to shed even more light on the potential platform, notably revealing a supposed release date for the new Xbox model. The report suggests that May 7th is when fans will finally get their hands on the hardware, with a simultaneous global release planned for “all existing Xbox markets.” As previously corroborated, all is said to be revealed in an upcoming announcement event in “mid-April,” likely during a new installment of Inside Xbox.
Also shared by the outlet was a mock-up of the Xbox One S All-Digital, the images showing off a design virtually identical to that of the Xbox One S; the obvious exception being the lack of a physical disc slot. Other details from the report confirm 1TB of HDD storage as well as game-specific bundles with Microsoft mainstays Forza Horizon 3, Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft. While no official price point was provided, it’s said that the discless console would most likely fetch for considerably less than all other versions of the Xbox One.
The report affirms that Microsoft still has Blu-ray-based distribution in mind for the future, the new Xbox One S All-Digital edition being positioned as another member of the Xbox family such as the Xbox One X and the original Xbox One S. As so much of this currently unannounced console has been divulged, it’s likely that many of these details might be confirmed (or denied) over the coming weeks, especially if the foretold mid-April reveal actually comes to pass.
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