2:15pm PT by Patrick Shanley
Microsoft to Launch Disc-less, All-Digital Xbox One Model
During its Inside Xbox live stream on Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled plans for a new disc-less, all-digital version of its Xbox One console.
The new system, dubbed the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, will not have a disc drive for hard copies of games. Instead, it will feature a 1TB hard drive for downloading digital copies of games. The new console will retail for $249.99, making it the cheapest version of the Xbox One console currently on the market.
It will be available on May 7.
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will launch with three games pre-installed: Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft. Owners will also have access to an Xbox Games Pass deal: three months of the service for just $1.
Also revealed during the event was the new Xbox Games Pass Ultimate, which combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Games Pass services for $14.99 a month. Ultimate is an optional upgrade for Gold and Games Pass members that will launch later this year.