Microsoft to Launch Disc-less, All-Digital Xbox One Model

The new system, dubbed the Xbox One S All-Digital, will not have a disc drive slot or eject button for hard copies of games.

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.

Microsoft's announcement came the same day that Sony unveiled details about its next-generation console for the first time to Wired.

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.