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Microsoft considered making the Xbox One an all-digital console

The Xbox One nearly didn't have a disc drive, could've been an all-digital console (NASDAQ:MSFT)

| Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Jan 3, 2014 4:29 am

Microsoft Studios' boss, Phil Spencer, spoke with OXM, stating that the company spun the idea around the office of an all-digital "purely disc-less console" right up to the middle of last year - months before the Xbox One was released to the public.

 

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He explained: "Obviously, after the announcement and E3, there was some feedback about what people wanted to change. There was a real discussion about whether we should have an optical disc drive in Xbox One or if we could get away with a purely disc-less console, but when you start looking at bandwidth and game size, it does create issues. So we decided - which I think was the right decision - to go with the Blu-ray drive and give the people an easy way to install a lot of content. From some of those original thoughts, you saw a lot of us really focusing on the digital ecosystem you see on other devices - thinking of and building around that."

 

I think it would've been an interesting move, but for gamers with slow Internet connections (like myself) it would've caused even more pain.

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Oxm.co.uk

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