Microsoft has been making a lot of strides with the Xbox One since it's initial conception. One of those plans that you could see them heading for from the initial announcement was an all-digital future. After many rumors and leaks, today was the day that Microsoft revealed an all-digital Xbox One S.
This new iteration is now the 4th for the Xbox One line of consoles after the original Xbox One, slimmer Xbox One S, and powerful Xbox One X. While we're also hearing rumors of the next Xbox's announcement, this new version will drop the price point for the Xbox One S even further with one large tradeoff. Being all-digital this Xbox One S will do away with the 4K Blu-Ray drive that was a big selling point. The console will release with 1TB of internal storage and like with other Xbox One devices will be able to use External Hard Drives to store more games
While many Xbox gamers might not see the point of a game console without a disc tray there are plenty of gamers out there that have already transitioned to only purchasing games digitally. This is also a benefit to those interesting in Xbox's Netflix-like subscription service Game Pass that allows players to download 100+ different Xbox One titles to their system to play. The digital Xbox One S will retail for $249.99, which is $50 less than the current pricing. While the disc drive is getting ditched the dimensions of the console are actually remaining the same.
The Xbox One S All-Digital will be available in stores May 7th and is available to pre-order right now. The Xbox One S All-Digital will also come with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3 and owners can get a deal of three months of Xbox Game Pass for $1.
What do you think of Xbox releasing an all-digital Xbox One console? Are you cautious about giving up your chance to put in a disc or