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Old 11-03-2018, 05:53 AM
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I've been reading on-line buzz that the next generation Xbox console will be released in 2020 and shown in E3 2019..but here's the kicker..the rumors that i heard swirling meaning reading on established forums..is there will be TWO versions of the console...one of them being "purely digital" with NO optical drive!! ..and being a slimmed down console option as opposed to the one with a disc tray for those who still want physical media ..do you guys find these rumors of 2 kinds of consoles credible? do you think SONY with the PS5 will follow a similar pattern?..and does this mean?..that maybe about 10 years from now. let's say with the PS6 era etc..by 2028 at the latest.all game consoles will become strictly digital with no physical media? but having the ability to purchase download codes on cards from retail stores, so they can get in on the action too!?..the rumors said Sony may not copy the next gen Xbox model but apparently MicroSoft is supposedly hell bent on offering 2 consoles at release..the aforementioned all digital box no CD drives..and a traditional bulkier console with optical drives..please take with grain of salt..i'm just repeating some information allegedly "leaked" on some prominent internet forums.

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Old 11-03-2018, 12:11 PM
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Yeah I read a similar thing a while ago regarding two Xbox models or SKU's.

It's not the first time MS has done this, remember the Xbox 360? There was the Arcade & Pro models which was basically one came with a HDD & one without.

I don't think the world is ready for a purely digital Xbox yet, not with the state of broadband in many countries. Coupled that with the size these new games will be (presumably 100+ GB each) and I think physically media distribution will be around for a little while yet.

Then again, without decent internet modern consoles are severely crippled, considering the size of patches these days.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:49 AM
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YES..i also agree i do see a possible 2 SKU future for the upcoming next gen..i do think Microsoft will push hard on us adapting a strictly digital format..i also see at least in North America 5G service has already begun in some major cities with a bigger roll out planned in 2019 across North America..i think when 2020 rolls around..at least in US ...5G will be readily available..so i can see 2 SKUS being offered for the console..a all digital box as stated in the rumor mill alongside a optical disc tray version.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:49 AM
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YES..i also agree i do see a possible 2 SKU future for the upcoming next gen..i do think Microsoft will push hard on us adapting a strictly digital format..i also see at least in North America 5G service has already begun in some major cities with a bigger roll out planned in 2019 across North America..i think when 2020 rolls around..at least in US ...5G will be readily available..so i can see 2 SKUS being offered for the console..a all digital box as stated in the rumor mill alongside a optical disc tray version.
Doesnt mather you have G5 in some cities, a lot of USA still have slow connections and will have them for quite a while.

Regarding the topic, they might go with it but i think it will take quite some years till they completely ditch HDD.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:01 AM
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YES..i also agree i do see a possible 2 SKU future for the upcoming next gen..i do think Microsoft will push hard on us adapting a strictly digital format..i also see at least in North America 5G service has already begun in some major cities with a bigger roll out planned in 2019 across North America..i think when 2020 rolls around..at least in US ...5G will be readily available..so i can see 2 SKUS being offered for the console..a all digital box as stated in the rumor mill alongside a optical disc tray version.
And 5G is still not ideal for online gaming, regardless of what they will say. Ever try and tehter off your phone to play online? It's horeshit.

I'd rather they go back to not having me needing to download digital shit on my Xbox when I've got a physical copy. You didnt need harddrive on your Xbox 360 if you actually had the game - I'd pay extra to go back to that. Just let me buy the game and play - If I need DLC, then I can have a small HDD to buy extra. They need to stop with the bullshit DLC where it's clearly shit they couldnt get into the game in time and cut it out to release ontime, then sold it as "DLC" later. Release the damn game in whole or don't release it at all.

Steam's already got the digital-only thing down pretty well - no idea why Microsoft would think they could get in on that market.
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