Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Black Friday Deals on Microsoft device
AMD Ends Driver Support For Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series
New AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Available For Download
ASUS RoG Announces Maximus VIII Hero Alpha
Apple To Brings Apple Pay To China
Xiaomi Launches New Redmi Note 3 Smartphone And Mi Pad 2 Tablet
Dell Says Security Hole Identified In Some Laptops
Sony PlayStation 4 Now Available For $299
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Games > A Discl...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, January 31, 2014
A Discless Xbox One Could Be A Disaster

The possibility of releasing an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive and no optical disc drive, despite its low $399 rumored price, woud not easily work for Microsoft, as the video game industry isn't ready for the transition.

Speculations come from The Verge, which has been checking out online forums and reported that besides a major update to Xbox One's dashboard coming on March and a white version of the Xbox One in the works, Microsoft may release a version of the console without a Blu-ray drive.

Microsoft confirmed the first Xbox One dashboard update and the release of the previously employee-only all-white console later this year. But it did not provide any comment on the discless device.

A discless version of the Xbox One would reroute all game purchases through the Xbox Live marketplace. This means that you could get games easier and they would load faster through your (solid?) DSL line, but the video game industry as well as the retail market doesn't seem to be ready for the transition. And without the promotion of a new console through the video game stores, its sales would be uncertain.

Gamers had been upset with the prospect of an Xbox One that would lack support for used games, with solely digital subscriptions and always-online authentication, even before the Xbox One reach the market.

The case would be different if Microsoft offered a new discless Xbox One at a price lower than the rumored $399, which would match the price of Sony's PS4. But judging from the internal components of Microsoft's console, removing the BD drive would not justify any significant retail price cut.

There is also the possibility to see a new Blu-ray disc format for 4K content some time later this year. Although it is not certain whether the current BD drive of the Xbox One will be compatible with the new discs, loosing the optical disc reader completely would frustrate both early and future adopters.

Galaxy Note 3 Neo Arrives In Europe        All News        Yahoo Detected Hacking Attempt on Mail
Latest PS4 System Update Supports New PULSE Headsets     Games News      Microsoft Offers PS3 Owners An Xbox One For $399

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony To Bring backward Compatibility To PS4, Xbox One Price Drops At $299
Halo Game Helped Xbox One Sales In October
New Xbox One Experience Begins Today
The List Of Xbox One Backward Compatibility Games
Video Game Holiday Expectations
Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle Available Next Month
Xbox One To Get Backwards Compatibility in November
Xbox App Update On Windows 10 Brings High-res Game Streaming
Seagate Announces Game Drive for Xbox One and Xbox 360
Xbox Unveils New Game Lineup
China Is The New Battlefield For Game Consoles
Game Streaming Enabled For Xbox One Owners with a Windows 10 PC

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .