After teasing the digital Xbox One edition for quite some time, Microsoft has today announced its availability and launched the digital version of its Xbox One S without a disc player. Microsoft today confirmed that the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Games console will be priced at £199.99 or $249.99 depending on your location and is identical to the regular Xbox One S minus the optical drive.
Microsoft is bundling the new Xbox One S All-Digital console with three games in the form of Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves and an Xbox Wireless Controller. Microsoft has made the new console available to preorder from the official online Microsoft Store together with other selected retailers. Microsoft is also offering customers the chance to purchase a three-month trial of Xbox Game Pass for £1 or $1. Shipping is expected to take place on May 7th, 2019 as always online multiplayer on Xbox requires Xbox Live Gold subscription available as a separate purchase.
“Go all-digital with disc-free gaming: Go all digital with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and build a library of digital games that travels with you and is available in the cloud. Take your cloud saves on the go, and enjoy the ability to preorder and pre-install upcoming games so you’re ready to play the moment they launch. Expand your options with Xbox Game Pass, discovering and downloading over 100 great games (subscription sold separately). Xbox One S has over 1,300 games: blockbusters, popular franchises and Xbox One exclusives. Play with friends, access entertainment apps and enjoy built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming.”
Interestingly on the same day Microsoft unveiled their new digital edition Xbox, Sony has also revealed the first details about its new PlayStation 5 console, teasing the hardware that might be available for gamers when it officially launches.