Microsoft reportedly working on a low cost - no disk drive Xbox One

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That means this console won't be able to use any discs you've bought over the years - however, according to the same report by the Thurrott.com website, Microsoft might implement a trade-in program where you exchange discs for digital download codes. And if this is making you nervous because you have a large collection of physical discs for your current Xbox, Microsoft has you covered.

Microsoft is reportedly building a new Xbox device that doesn't have a disc drive and costs less than today's Xbox One S.

A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment on the report. (They also may have wanted to avoid upsetting game retailers like GameStop and Best Buy.) A Nielsen survey from earlier this year found that 66% of console players still prefer physical media. Before those new consoles can arrive, however, Microsoft might be planning another hardware revision for the Xbox One. To meet that price, Microsoft would probably have to cut some other corners on top of the disc drive, but they wouldn't quite have to throw out the kitchen sink, so the rumored console should still be reasonably specced.

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Marie Harf questioned if North Korea has given anything up, noting that they still have missiles and are just not testing them. Less disputable is that North Korea could quickly assault South Korea, including its capital Seoul, and Japan in a crisis.

Sams said that the disc-less Xbox One console could be launching in Spring 2019, while the cost-saving version of the Xbox One S could be launched later in the year.

For those looking to get a mouse and keyboard hooked up to their Xbox Ones, Microsoft is pushing its partnership with Razer: "We're partnering with Razer to offer gamers a premiere mouse and keyboard experience through an all-new Razer-created "Designed for Xbox" mouse and keyboard".

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