Discless Xbox

Would you buy a console without a disc?
16 July 2019

Interview with 

Leigh Milner


The inside of a CD player


Leigh Milner looks at some breaking news about the Playstation 5 and Xbox...

Leigh - Imagine a console that doesn’t need discs – so none of this... (SFX disc case opening) or this... (SFX disc inserted in console).

Well it’s happening!  Yeah that’s right.. Microsoft has announced the new Xbox One S All Digital Edition will look exactly the same as the current Xbox One S console except it won’t have a drive. 
Due out on 7th May.. the makers want the £199 device to appeal to people who have "grown up without discs" .. so unfortunately that’s not us Chris – we’re too old!

But it will have the same technology as current models. It’ll have a 1TB hard drive.. enough room for 20-25 games .. and as a bonus .. it will be pre-installed with Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves.
If that’s not enough .. it will also come with a discounted subscription to Xbox Game Pass, which offers a library of more than 100 games for a monthly fee.

But if you’re not an Xbox fan like me .. you’ll be pleased to hear that Sony has finally released the first details about its next PlayStation console, and this one will still use disks. 

Gamers have been waiting patiently to find out any information about the PS4's replacement.. and what we now know .. is that it will be much faster, more powerful and include improved audio.

For example, because of its high-speed solid-state hard drive .. it will dramatically reduce things like loading times.

3D audio will be a big feature great for when you’re playing those zombie games.

And best of all – you’ll still be able to play all of your favourite PS4 games on the new console. Thank goodness .. I thought we were going to lose Spyro for a minute there Chris!
But don't expect to be able to buy one in 2019 .. you'll have to wait until at least next year to see it on the shelves.



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