Right now, the world of video games is buzzing with the possible release of the next generation of video game consoles.
Before Microsoft moves on to the new consoles, it looks like there’s another Xbox One on the way. The new device, which was code-named Xbox Maverick, looks to be called the Xbox One S All-Digital edition.
Xbox Maverick Aka Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
According to sources speaking with Windows Central, the new console will be called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which is a completely logical name for what the console actually is.
Basically, the device should be an Xbox One S in terms of specs (check out our review of the One S for a look at the power it offers), but with no disc drive. As the name implies, the console will only be able to download and play digital games.
Right now, it’s not known whether there will be any other design changes to this console compared to a regular Xbox One S or if it will be the exact same hardware with just a disc drive removed, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
The report also indicates that Microsoft may release a special Fortnite edition of the console when it releases, which could do quite well with the incredible popularity of the battle royale game.
Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Release Date and Price
Unfortunately, the price for the upcoming Xbox One S All-Digital Edition isn’t known yet, though the fact that Microsoft is dropping the disc drive leads us to believe that it’ll be the cheapest Xbox on the market to justify the removal of a key piece of hardware. Currently, the Xbox One S sells for $299, so we’d expect to see this device hit the market for less than that.
According to the report, the console will be available for preorder starting in April, and it’ll release in May.
This is still a rumor, as nothing has been officially announced by Microsoft, so there’s always a chance that this console may not come out, or that it might take longer to release.
Of course, the One S isn’t as powerful as the Xbox One X, but for gamers looking to save money, this could be a great deal that’s worth getting once it comes out.
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