Xbox One S - All Digital Edition coming this May - cheaper, less discy, more digitalPlatforms: Microsoft Xbox One
In an announcement that will surprise no-one, Microsoft have officially announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The discless console will be the cheapest version of the console to date and will launch with three games - Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft and Sea of Thieves pre-installed. The console will retail for $249 in the US - a $50 saving on the disc-sporting standard Xbox One S.
The UK version of the console will retail for £199. Although with the standard full edition of the Xbox One S widely and often available for less it'll be interesting to see if there are discounts at launch
As part of the announcement, Microsoft stated their intention to "maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward."
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will include a 1TB hard drive with the option to use external storage via USB as with the existing console. The console will also support 4K HDR material - so will continue to support 4K streaming services, such as Netflix, even though it ditches the 4K Blu-ray drive.
In addition to the new console, Microsoft have also announced the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which bundles Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass together for a cheaper, all-in-one subscription. The Game Pass Ultimate will cost $14.99 per month in the US. We're still holding out hope that the company will finally give us a family subscription option too...