Exclusive: Next Xbox Version Going To Ditch Optical Drive

Posted on Mar 9 2012 - 12:17pm by Editorial Staff

There will be no disc drive in the next version of Xbox, the gaming console is going to ditch the optical drive and in return going to put in downloads and state memory, MCV, British video game trade magazine reports. MCV sources mentioned that the briefings have been issued under “the strictest NDA” they have ever encountered. Furthermore, exciting news is that 2013 has confirmed as a launch date for the hardware – but there is no exact date is still known from Redmond-based software giant side.

In a statement to MCV, Microsoft said that, “Xbox 360 has found new ways to extend its lifecycle like introducing the world to controller-free experiences with Kinect and re-inventing the console with a new dashboard and new entertainment content partnerships. We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

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