Xbox One S with controller

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition likely the name for disc-less console

The rumor has it that the Xbox One without a disc drive could arrive in May, and it'll be called "Xbox One S All-Digital Edition."

Rumors about project “Xbox Maverick” (disc-less version of Xbox One) has been circulating for a while, but now, new details are surfacing unveiling the potential release date and its official name.

According to a new report from Windows Central, sources familiar to Xbox Maverick project say that the new console will carry the “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition” name, and it’s expected to release sometime in May 2019 with preorders starting as early as middle of April.

In addition, it appears that the All-Digital Edition version of the console will be available immediately in all supported markets, the report says.

If everything goes according to plan, this will be the first console from Microsoft using only downloadable games from the Store, and without a disc drive.  

Using this new approach should help to make the console lighter and less expensive, and it should help the company keep pushing its subscription services, such as Xbox Game Pass and the upcoming game streaming service known as Project xCloud. However, it’ll also mean no more Blu-Ray playback for many users.

Aside from the name and potential release date, it’s unclear if the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will include design changes, other the no disc drive, or the price.

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