I wonder if this is them testing the water for a disc-less next gen console. Depending on how well this does might make their mind up in doing one or not.
Be good to see how much they ask for it though (if its true).
Yep need to see the Price of this. Might pick one up if it's priced right.
If it sells well I reckon we might get Next Gen Versions and Xbox One X Digital Only also.
Problem I have with this is that games through the MS store are generally more expensive than buying the physical media - so that'll need to change
So you will want one with a Disc Drive then and this won't be for you.
Most of the time my Digital Purchases are cheaper than Physical, Cheap Credit, CDkeys, Game Sales, Game Sharing and Bing Rewards all make Digital Games very affordable.
If you buy disc and sell on then this won't be a console for you.
Yeah, thanks for mansplaning that.
I already have an X, so wouldn't need this anyway. But my point was that in the MS store, which the vast majority of regular users will use, the games are more expensive
I'm surprised it was 2 hours before someone pointed out that Digital Games are more expensive.
Interesting to note the suggestion that MS will be planning a "disc-to-digital" programme where players will be able to take their discs to any participating retailer and swap their disc for a digital copy of the game.
They need to open up the digital market to more retailers, let them start selling codes rather than discs. Still no good for the folks that like to play and sell on/trade etc but hopefully a more free digital marketplace with competition could see codes being sold fall more in line with disc prices.
Think that needs to happen before they'll ever see the general public truly embrace digital only.
Disagree - nobody seems to mind netflix' monopoly...
Even with "code" competition it won't mimic the retail market in the UK where large supermarkets are competing and often using games as loss leaders for strategic reasons.
Digital purchases are already competitive when you take into account gamesharing, and sub discounts like EA access and gold.
But what they need to do is make the digital purchase more compelling - so free trials - (say 10 hours) whereby you purchase the game but if after 10 hours you don't want to keep it you can refund no questions asked via a click of a button.
This is how I use my Xbox. I’ve not bought a game on disc this generation, and game sharing has been great between me and my daughter.For gaming I'm happy for a disc-less console but I also use my console for other things like watching films and having a the 4K Blu-ray drive is a very nice feature (means I have 1 device instead of 2).
I know this is the current console but I hope they don't remove it on future console generations.