Report: Xbox One S All-Digital Set for May 7th Release

By Dave Horobin, 1 month ago
Rumours that Microsoft is set to launch a disc-less Xbox One console have continued to grow over the past few months, and more fuel has been added to the flame after Windows Central today revealed they have obtained documents which point towards a May 7th release date, along with box art images that they have recreated in Photoshop to "protect the origins" of the leak.

Report: Xbox One S All-Digital Set for May 7th Release

Although Microsoft has yet to provide any official word on the new Xbox One S model, the box art indicates that it will be called the Xbox One S All-Digital and will be similar in appearance to the standard S console, with the obvious omission of a disc drive and eject button on the front. The console will reportedly include a 1TB HDD and will come with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3 codes included in the box.

All of this new information follows the report from Thurrott two weeks ago where they suggested that the new disc-less Xbox console would retail for $100 less than the current cheapest point of entry console. They also revealed details of a potential "disc-to-digital" scheme that would allow players to swap physically owned copies of games for download codes at participating retailers.

Windows Central predicts that the new Xbox One S All-Digital edition of the console will be officially revealed during April's episode of Inside Xbox, ahead of its worldwide release on May 7th.
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.