The Xbox One$ 4,599 successor codenamed Scarlett Might not sport a disc drive.
If accurate, it might wind up being another step towards the erosion of consumer rights from a company that thought it’d be a fantastic idea to start the Xbox One as an always online console. Hopefully common sense could prevail.
Based on sources speaking to Xbox insider Brad Sams,”Microsoft is still trying to decide if that console will incorporate a disk drive but ought to be making the final decision here shortly.”
Microsoft is building a conventional console”which you’d expect from the Xbox brand.” Which is an amusing method of framing it once you believe that the Xbox One despite multiple upgrades pretty much demands you to be online though Sams speculates that it’s for”people who prefer to have all their hardware anyplace”. This is not all, there will be a dedicated streaming console too which will work in sync with its upcoming game streaming service that’s now being referred to as Scarlett Cloud, which can be possibly now Project xCloud.
While the specs over the very first console are not yet been nailed down as its still early in evolution, the flowing box will probably be lower-powered featuring a limited amount of power for control input, picture processing, and collision detection. This implies that more hardware would be needed locally resulting in a high cost albeit less as what a brand new next-generation console would price allowing for an enlarged advantage. This gadget is further ahead in evolution and like the first console is slated to get a 2020 release date.
It would be interesting to see how this works out. Microsoft, such as Sony and Nintendo does not make much money on hardware sales. A bulk of earnings comes from game sales and in the event of both Sony and Microsoft, subscription providers. Having a lower price console could allow for greater access.