While our computers have pretty much done away with disc drives, the same cannot be said for gaming consoles in which pretty much all the current-gen consoles still rely on physical mediums for games (there are options for digital downloads, but physical mediums are still offered).
However according to the rumors, Microsoft could be trying to change that this coming spring because in a report from Windows Central, they have heard that Microsoft could be looking to launch a disc-less Xbox console this spring. Codenamed “Maverick”, this will not be the company’s rumored next-gen console, but will instead be branded as the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.
As the name suggests, this particular console will focus purely on digital downloads for gamers who don’t care for or have a need for physical copies of games. It is rumored to be launched this spring where pre-orders are expected to take place as early as next month. There is no word on how much this console could cost and if it could actually be cheaper than the current Xbox One S since it does away with some components, but we’ll have to wait and see.
In the meantime a previous rumor had suggested that Microsoft could also be unveiling their next-gen Xbox consoles at E3 2019, where one model could be the streaming model that will take advantage of the company’s xCloud gaming service.