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Old 12-08-2018, 10:46 AM   #41
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Let’s all calm down with the doom and gloom. A discless drive is once again a cheaper avenue into the Xbox BRAND. They don’t care how you play, just that you play. It’s not replacing anything yet.

https://www.usgamer.net/articles/xbo...vice-pc-mobile

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Though Spencer recently told press that streaming will not replace traditional owned media for a long time, and that streaming is meant for situations where it is more beneficial to stream a game or content.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:15 PM   #42
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The 'Xbox Maverick' console will be named 'Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,' preorders in April 2019


First detailed by Brad Sams of Thurrott.com, Microsoft has been experimenting with a disc-less Xbox One S console codenamed Xbox Maverick, with a launch window thought to be around Q1 2019. According to our sources, we now know a little bit more about the timing and marketing name of this intriguing new console.

Microsoft is reportedly set to call the disc-less Maverick console the "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition," with preorders aiming for mid-April 2019 and with general availability coming in early May 2019. It looks as though it could be near-global simultaneous launch for almost all existing Xbox markets.

The disc-less Xbox One S would be a first for the company, offering fans the ability to ditch discs altogether and go all-in on digital game licenses. As Microsoft pushes for greater access to its game library via things like the Xbox Game Pass digital subscription and the incoming streaming service Project xCloud, dropping the disc drive from the "All-Digital Edition" should make it the cheapest Xbox console yet, although we have no word on pricing just yet or whether the console will see any design refinements beyond simply dropping the disc drive.

In addition to the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, we've heard 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 would be a regular S, an X, or a disc-less version at this time, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

As always with these sorts of rumors, take them with a pinch of salt until the official confirmation, as plans can and do change, but this is looking pretty solid right now. Losing the disc drive puts a limit on the amount of 4K content you can consume on Xbox, particularly outside of the USA where 4K digital video offerings are lacking compared to physical 4K Blu-ray discs. But going all-digital brings benefits like pre-loading of games, and instant refunds via the Microsoft Account page.

Whether or not the discless future will extend to the rumored next-gen Xbox Anaconda and Lockhart "Scarlett" range consoles remains to be seen, but if the All-Digital Edition proves successful, it may tip Microsoft's hand.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:46 PM   #43
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I recently canceled Both Netflix & Amazon Prime. Iíd rather have Gamepass.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:59 PM   #44
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It's really pointless considering the next gen is almost upon us.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:03 PM   #45
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One S?

So no 4K games or 4K/BD/DVD discs but 4K streaming, HDR/Dolby Vision, Atmos.

Unless its under $190, there isn't any reason to buy this over the currently available One S. Especially since the One S available now comes in bundles costing $250 each with a game.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:05 PM   #46
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Just look at it as a dry run for the next gen streaming box. I'm sure MS are only releasing this to see how well a digital only box actually works in the real world, should give them a head start on any unforeseen issues that they can fix before the next gen version.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:12 PM   #47
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Honestly can anyone find a real reason why we have to pre install games from the disc? This never was an issue before or is this something the developers do to try and push digital?
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:33 PM   #48
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Honestly can anyone find a real reason why we have to pre install games from the disc? This never was an issue before or is this something the developers do to try and push digital?
You can read data faster from the HDD than you can from the BD drive so it's beneficial in almost every way rather than reading it straight from the disc.

Plus you don't have to worry about your laser motor burning out, I went through 2 PS2 because of the constant back and forth of the laser trying to read the data from Guitar Hero non stop for example.

It also means that they can compress the data on to the disc to save space. Where as if they had the raw data on there then you might need 2 or 3 discs for some games. RDR2 needed two discs but once you were done with the initial install you only needed to use the one disc.

It's not really to do with trying to push digital, it's just much more beneficial to be reading the data from a HDD than the disc. If they make use of m.2 PCIe SSD then it will be even more beneficial.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:02 AM   #49
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Default Xbox Maverick is the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

The 'Xbox Maverick' console will be named 'Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,' preorders in April 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-...n-preorder?amp



First detailed by Brad Sams of Thurrott.com, Microsoft has been experimenting with a disc-less Xbox One S console codenamed Xbox Maverick, with a launch window thought to be around Q1 2019. According to our sources, we now know a little bit more about the timing and marketing name of this intriguing new console.

Microsoft is reportedly set to call the disc-less Maverick console the "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition," with preorders aiming for mid-April 2019 and with general availability coming in early May 2019. It looks as though it could be near-global simultaneous launch for almost all existing Xbox markets.

The disc-less Xbox One S would be a first for the company, offering fans the ability to ditch discs altogether and go all-in on digital game licenses. As Microsoft pushes for greater access to its game library via things like the Xbox Game Pass digital subscription and the incoming streaming service Project xCloud, dropping the disc drive from the "All-Digital Edition" should make it the cheapest Xbox console yet, although we have no word on pricing just yet or whether the console will see any design refinements beyond simply dropping the disc drive.

In addition to the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, we've heard 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 would be a regular S, an X, or a disc-less version at this time, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

As always with these sorts of rumors, take them with a pinch of salt until the official confirmation, as plans can and do change, but this is looking pretty solid right now. Losing the disc drive puts a limit on the amount of 4K content you can consume on Xbox, particularly outside of the USA where 4K digital video offerings are lacking compared to physical 4K Blu-ray discs. But going all-digital brings benefits like pre-loading of games, and instant refunds via the Microsoft Account page.

Whether or not the discless future will extend to the rumored next-gen Xbox Anaconda and Lockhart "Scarlett" range consoles remains to be seen, but if the All-Digital Edition proves successful, it may tip Microsoft's hand.
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Default Xbox Maverick is the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

The 'Xbox Maverick' console will be named 'Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,' preorders in April 2019

https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-...n-preorder?amp



First detailed by Brad Sams of Thurrott.com, Microsoft has been experimenting with a disc-less Xbox One S console codenamed Xbox Maverick, with a launch window thought to be around Q1 2019. According to our sources, we now know a little bit more about the timing and marketing name of this intriguing new console.

Microsoft is reportedly set to call the disc-less Maverick console the "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition," with preorders aiming for mid-April 2019 and with general availability coming in early May 2019. It looks as though it could be near-global simultaneous launch for almost all existing Xbox markets.



The disc-less Xbox One S would be a first for the company, offering fans the ability to ditch discs altogether and go all-in on digital game licenses. As Microsoft pushes for greater access to its game library via things like the Xbox Game Pass digital subscription and the incoming streaming service Project xCloud, dropping the disc drive from the "All-Digital Edition" should make it the cheapest Xbox console yet, although we have no word on pricing just yet or whether the console will see any design refinements beyond simply dropping the disc drive.

In addition to the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, we've heard 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 would be a regular S, an X, or a disc-less version at this time, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

As always with these sorts of rumors, take them with a pinch of salt until the official confirmation, as plans can and do change, but this is looking pretty solid right now. Losing the disc drive puts a limit on the amount of 4K content you can consume on Xbox, particularly outside of the USA where 4K digital video offerings are lacking compared to physical 4K Blu-ray discs. But going all-digital brings benefits like pre-loading of games, and instant refunds via the Microsoft Account page.

Whether or not the discless future will extend to the rumored next-gen Xbox Anaconda and Lockhart "Scarlett" range consoles remains to be seen, but if the All-Digital Edition proves successful, it may tip Microsoft's hand.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:07 AM   #51
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My thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:43 AM   #54
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One S?

So no 4K games or 4K/BD/DVD discs but 4K streaming, HDR/Dolby Vision, Atmos.

Unless its under $190, there isn't any reason to buy this over the currently available One S. Especially since the One S available now comes in bundles costing $250 each with a game.
Itís a cheaper point of entry for Gamepass and when it gets to be too underpowered itíll be fine for XCloud.

Somebody want to merge this thread with the two Grim made?
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:17 AM   #55
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Letís all calm down with the doom and gloom. A discless drive is once again a cheaper avenue into the Xbox BRAND. They donít care how you play, just that you play. Itís not replacing anything yet.

https://www.usgamer.net/articles/xbo...vice-pc-mobile
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I think both digital and physical games should stay available to customers.

I would certainly continue buying the physical games, if given the choice. A physical product is something permanently yours, you hold it in your hand and it looks nice.

One thing I've realized with digital is... Microsoft can charge you whatever the digital price is, and you'd have no choice but that digital price. There would be no option to buy a cheaper, physical version, new or used elsewhere. You'd be stuck with the digital price for a game, which will likely be a high price for each game.

With this disc-less Xbox One, used games wouldn't exist. You couldn't even buy lower-priced games from Amazon for the system. You're stuck with the digital price.
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I think both digital and physical games should stay available to customers.

I would certainly continue buying the physical games, if given the choice. A physical product is something permanently yours, you hold it in your hand and it looks nice.

One thing I've realized with digital is... Microsoft can charge you whatever the digital price is, and you'd have no choice but that digital price. There would be no option to buy a cheaper, physical version, new or used elsewhere. You'd be stuck with the digital price for a game, which will likely be a high price for each game.

With this disc-less Xbox One, used games wouldn't exist. You couldn't even buy lower-priced games from Amazon for the system. You're stuck with the digital price.
Thereís always decent sales on digital games sometimes they are hard to refuse caus ethe sales are so good. I donít see this scaling well or atleast I hope. But as long as they have an option between a disc console and a digital one Iím ok with it. Besides I use my Xbox S as a 4K player. Use the S as a player and the X as a gaming machine.
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The weaker S variant is a surprise to me.

Though I guess with the new disc-less 9th gen System, it makes sense so people see the massive upgrade.
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The weaker S variant is a surprise to me.
It's simply a cost factor. MS doesn't want to lose money to get people into Gamepass and XCloud. By offering this hardware they won't.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:35 PM   #60
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Report: Microsoft's disc-less Xbox One S gets name and launch date

The disc-less Xbox One S that's rumored to be in development over at Microsoft will be called the 'Xbox One S All-Digital Edition' and launch on May 7, 2019.

That's according to a new leak from Windows Central, which claims to have received documents detailing Microsoft's launch plans for the console.

The new device will apparently come with a 1TB hard drive, and will be bundled with popular titles like Sea of Thieves, and Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 -- though it won't include a Game Pass subscription.

It will also look exactly like the current Xbox One S, sans disc drive and eject button, so don't go expecting a complete redesign.

Press first caught wind of the story back in November 2018 when tech site Thurrott began circulating the news after speaking to people familiar with the matter.

Those early reports suggested the disc-less device would allow Microsoft to shave up to $100 of the Xbox One S' current $299 price tag, and that it would be supported by a 'disc-to-digital' program to let owners swap their existing retail games for digital codes at permitted retailers.

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/...aunch_date.php
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