onPause writes: Recently it was reported that one of the versions of the Xbox One was potentially not going to have a Blu-Ray drive in it and was going to go digital-only as Microsoft wanted to make a device for the future – forward thinking.
Have there been any reports about offline XB1 owners? What their experiences have been like? is it known how many consoles are offline?
I keep hearing the mantra that the all digital future is coming. I quite frankly think it's absurd. While Internet speeds will incrementally improve over the next 5 to 7 years, the game sizes for next-gen will double. As long as that disparity exists, and I see no reason to beleive it won't, physical media is going to be here to stay. #deal with it
My digital future has already started. I haven't bought a single disc and I'm loving it. Being able to instantly switch between all my games and having the progress pause and be ready for when I go back to it is amazing. The only problem I can see is lack of storage space, but once they patch in the external hard drives a TB or 2 should take care of that.
I'll probably give up gaming if and when it becomes all digital.
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