10 June 2019
Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One S All-Digital console has appeared in a new leak revealing its and retail box's design and appearance. It is one of the much-rumored products in the Xbox lineup as it will be coming with no support for physical disks. This is also what explains such a weirdly larger name.
The leaked images have been shared by Windows Central and are basically drawn renders of actual images to hide the identity of the source. As per the images, the Xbox One S All-Digital console features a design exactly similar to the standard Xbox One S offering. It even appears to have similar dimensions and footprint which might be a disappointment for those who expected a smaller size.
The only major difference noticeable between the two consoles is the lack of disc slot. The All-Digital edition does not feature one as it is basically a disc-less gaming console. It also does not have the eject physical button for obvious reasons. As for retail packaging, it is essentially the same as the standard one except that it specifically highlights that the console does not support physical discs. It has "disc-less gaming" written on the box as well as a small icon depicting the same.
One can notice that it is a 1TB storage edition and it is unknown whether there will be a 500GB variant as well or not. The bundle shown in the renders features three games: Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and Sea of Thieves. Since it is a disc-less edition, it should come with free redeemable codes to download digital variants of these respective games.
Microsoft is reported to release the Xbox One S All-Digital edition on May 7th which is in line with a previous report's claims. There are no details on exact pricing but it should be the most affordable offering in the current Xbox One lineup of consoles. It is said to get a simultaneous launch around the globe wherever Xbox consoles are sold officially.