Xbox One S All Digital Edition

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Officially Revealed

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After a number of leaks and rumors surfaced, Microsoft have finally officially revealed their plans to release a diskless version of the Xbox One S.

The announcement was made today (April 16) during this month’s Inside Xbox presentation. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was revealed, which will operate just like a normal Xbox One S, but without a disk drive, which obviously means that players will only be able to play games digitally, with the console being incompatible with physical games on disk.

However, some gamers may find this version of the console to be worth the missing disk drive for a few reasons. For one thing, this All-Digital Edition will be the most affordable version of the console, costing $249.99 new, while the normal Xbox One S costs $299.99. Additionally, whenever the Xbox One S sees a price drop, such as when it’s on sale, the All-Digital Edition will also see a price drop, always maintaining a price point $50 lower than the normal version.

This All-Digital Edition will also come with three games pre-downloaded onto the console: MinecraftSea of Thieves, and Forza: Horizon 3. The console will also have a 1 TB hard drive, giving players plenty of space for other games as well. Lastly, those who buy the All-Digital Edition will be given access to a deal in which they can get three months of Xbox Game Pass for $1 (after which normal charge rates apply).

The All-Digital Edition will be released on May 7 and is currently available for pre-order.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).