Next X-Box to have no disc drive
are reporting that the next X-Box console that Microsoft release will NOT include a disc drive; news which is surely going to cause much concern on the high street. Whether this means the console will move to a 'download-only' model is uncertain as the console is still expected to support some sort of solid state memory devices, maybe opening the way for a disc-free proprietary solution to appear on store shelves.
This news come via unnamed sources, so take it with a pinch of salt, but given the publication is an industry bible there's a good chance that this could become reality. MCV are also reporting that the console will DEFINITELY be released in 2013 with a E3 2012 reveal being a very real possibility.