Microsoft will release a new Xbox One sku next year that will be disc-less, according to a rumor.
A new Xbox One option hitting stores next year is rumored to be disc-less, which will in turn make the base price less expensive.
According to a report on Thurrott, the new sku will be at least $100 less than the current $299 base price of Xbox One S console. Spring 2019 is the current release target for the disc-less Xbox One, states the report.
Alongside the hardware offering, a ‘disc-to-digital’ program will be offered for those who own physical game copies. How it works, according to the report, is the customer will take the game disc to a participating retailer and trade the disc in for a digital download key.
If disc-less isn’t your bag, the report states a “revised Xbox One S sku” is targeted for release later in 2019. This “slim” offering will also feature a cheaper price point, but it will still include a drive for discs.
Whether the new Scarlett console from Microsoft will be disc-less is unknown at present.