Looks like the arrival is imminent of Microsoft’s first Xbox to drop the disc drive.
Though the existence of the Xbox One S All Digital console Winfuture.de., details including the preorder date, release date, pricing and marketing images have apparently been uncovered by German tech site
The leaked details supposedly confirm a May 7 release date and a preorder date of April 16 as well as pricing of 229 euros, which converts to approximately $260, £200 or AU$360. European pricing includes tax, though, so that dollar amount will likely be less.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.
With no optical drive, the All Digital model will rely on downloads for games and other content. The move could mark a turning point for the video game industry, which has sold games on discs and cartridges for decades. Some people still prefer to buy physical copies of their games, to share them with friends or trade them in at retailers like GameStop.
CNET Executive Editor Ian Sherr contributed to this story.