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    Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Removing the Blu-ray drive could slash the console price by a third.
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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    This would be me sorted, a machine just for Rare games. Sign me up, Just got too many consoles atm -_-

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    So, it is not disc-less, as it still have hard disk, just not optical disc (very expensive one though).
    I watch BluRay rarely, but it is my only BR player.And I would say, the best one.

    But, I assume 80% of the users do not use it, so why pay for something you do not use?
    The more you live, less you die. More you play, more you die. Isn't it great.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Isn't a better idea to launch a disc-less One-X at the price of the S? If they are driving people to digital, surely that's a better way?

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Isn't a better idea to launch a disc-less One-X at the price of the S? If they are driving people to digital, surely that's a better way?
    maybe they have excess one s board inventory, maybe they make less money on the one x. Who knows, I don't.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    As someone who loves browsing used games stores and finding a hidden gem this is a sad day. Sure you can search the MS store / PSN / steam etc. but it just isn't quite the same. Also you can forget ever getting anything back for those games you've completed and will probably never play again.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    I only bought one for the 4k bluray capability, as it was just as cheap as buying a stand alone player at the time (£179 for an S with 4 games), so not having that would mean I wouldn't have bought one.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by JBuckland View Post
    As someone who loves browsing used games stores and finding a hidden gem this is a sad day. Sure you can search the MS store / PSN / steam etc. but it just isn't quite the same. Also you can forget ever getting anything back for those games you've completed and will probably never play again.
    I agree that this is sad, but it's inevitable. Digital content is where the tech is headed with no looking back. I would like them to eliminate the internal drive and just have it be streamed in some manner. I played Googles Project Stream with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and it played very well on both my high-end gaming PC and my low-end laptop. I have read things about MS looking to do this as well so I am excited to see where this tech. will go.

    Given all of this, I am embracing the idea of making consoles cheaper. I am a PC gamer that would only buy a console for a handful of exclusive titles. I have yet to buy into this generation (Xbox One, PS4, Switch) because it's hard to justify $300 for two to three games; let alone the need to buy more controllers, for $50+ each, to enjoy with friends and family.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    This is to kill the second hand game market which they despise.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    This is to kill the second-hand game market which they despise.
    I like physical copies. But digitalization is required, think how many broken game cases are binned from kids stepping on them when getting to get their tea.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Isn't a better idea to launch a disc-less One-X at the price of the S? If they are driving people to digital, surely that's a better way?
    No this machine is basically meant for Minecraft/Roblox/Fortnite/Lego games as thats all kids play these days, for those games you do not need discs.

    So cheapest price point for parents makes sense, same goes for casual buyers who will only buy one or two games thats it.

    Disc's remain relevant to the premium market so removing discs from XB1X model would be a bad move.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    No this machine is basically meant for Minecraft/Roblox/Fortnite/Lego games as thats all kids play these days, for those games you do not need discs.

    So cheapest price point for parents makes sense, same goes for casual buyers who will only buy one or two games thats it.

    Disc's remain relevant to the premium market so removing discs from XB1X model would be a bad move.
    I thought the premium market was gaming PCs, and they stopped using discs for games a long time ago.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    This is to kill the second-hand game market which they despise.
    I like physical copies. But digitalization is required, think how many broken game cases are binned from kids stepping on them when getting to get their tea.
    Can you sell your digital copy to fund your next game purchase?

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

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    [Would any HEXUS readers be attracted to the rumoured Xbox One S All-Digital Edition at, say, £125 or so?
    My guess is yes. But not me.

    While I guess licence-only diskless games don't necessarily mean you can't transfer/sell games, as it all depends on what rights the lucence grants, my bet is that the specific licences will not. I mean, I do have some software that has no physical media, but yhe licence grants the right to transfer/sell the licence, but with similar conditions to when you have physical media, which is that all copies are transferred/deleted and any/all installed versions completely removed.

    But I like physical copies. Always have, always will.

    Besides, one of my gaming red lines is that I can install and play without any form of online validation after the initial install check, not least because I take hardware with me when I go away for protracted periods and when I do, there simply isn't a net connection ar all. That's half the point of going.


    So no doubt it'll suit some users, but not me.
    Last edited by Saracen999; 07-03-2019 at 02:04 AM.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    Can you sell your digital copy to fund your next game purchase?
    Depends what the licence says, but my bet is MS won't allow it.

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    Re: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition arrives in May, says report

    There are definite benefits to having games on discs. Most notably the ability to sell your games on when you no longer play them and get some of the cost back, something you cannot do with digital.
    Jon

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