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Microsoft officially confirms discless Xbox One console and Game Pass Ultimate subscription

Microsoft officially confirms discless Xbox One console and Game Pass Ultimate subscription

That's a pretty deep discount, and Microsoft is even throwing three free digital games into the mix: Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves.

Though $250 may seem high, especially considering the price of the traditional Xbox One S model bundles at retail, it's still $50 cheaper than Microsoft's own SRP for the Xbox One S at $300. It does lead to an odd looking device, and from initial teardowns, it's got identical components and internal layout with a big empty space where the drive used to be.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition has been a long time coming; Microsoft has reportedly wanted to launch an all-digital console since 2013. Pre-ordering might not be the right way to go. At the moment, those Insiders have been offered an introductory price of US$1 for their first month, and it will continue to be priced at US$1 per month unless players already have pre-paid Gold or Game Pass memberships.

Original story: The Xbox One S All-Digital console, Microsoft's first disc-less Xbox, is reportedly getting unveiled this week.

Microsoft is also pushing Xbox Game Pass as a way to easily build our all-digital gaming selection.

The disc-less unit looks pretty much exactly like the standard Xbox One S, just without the disc drive, obviously.

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Microsoft announced during its Inside Xbox livestream overnight that it's bundling together Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold into one single package.

Microsoft is expected to reveal more at this year's E3 on the 9th of June, including news from the company's recently acquired studios who have "things to show", Xbox head, Phil Spencer, said recently. For online multiplayer games you will also need to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold.

What does the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition come with?

The new model comes as the Xbox One approaches a six year anniversary in November.

Microsoft is also developing a videogame streaming service.


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