A disc-less Xbox One may be on the horizon, but there are far greater things to worry about. There's a slew of problems that currently stand in the Xbox One's way of being a proper and good digital-only platform.
A disc drive wouldn't really shave must cost off the console, considering most drives cost about $30 to make and install. They'd be better off dropping the Kinect.
I think that the Xbox was not meant to play off blueray, it was made to play off the hardrive without disks. We made Microsoft change things and now we want them to be like Sony . Is like asking you to be like someone else. Let Microsoft be who they want make or brake. Players will talk with their wallets. It's not the 80's when Microsoft was the only game in town, now we have options, we are telling these people what to do before they do it, they'll do it 1/2 way. If we say nothing and they do it and you don't like it then don't buy it and they'll change willingly like Sony did. I remember when Sony was predominally Japanese games and then came Microsoft with more western games and it hurt Sony and they were forced to change. Now we are living in a western gaming boom. Let them be them selfs and talk with your wallets. Show them the $ and they'll come.
When was MS "the only game in town"? In regards to actual gaming anyway. The only reason they were the only game in town in regards to PC was because IBM couldn't be bothered with DOS.
Um, the Xbone *does* play all it's games from the hard drive. Blu-Ray games included.
They would also save a fortune on licensing.
Not really. Ms made some of the codecs used
I agree. They need to remove kinect instead of the disc drive. Having a disc-less Xbox would harm them, because not everyone has the internet speed to download 50+ GB games. I for one, had to downgrade my internet speed from 20 Mb to just 3 Mb. (Thanks to ISP issues).
When will MS get it into their heads that we WANT a disc drive, we want a price reduction and we want a kinect-less X1........what is so hard to understand? It's like they're saying "yes we hear you and we know what you want....but we are going to do it this way instead and remove something that no one has asked us to remove". Just drop the kinect and bring the price down $100, take the hit and it will pay off in the long run. Creating a disc drive-less version of what you have now with kinect isn't what anyone is asking for........and will further alienate people who don't want kinect but do want to play games via disc. I mean, what's more appealing....the CHOICE to go either digital or physical, with no kinect and $100 knocked off the asking price, or a digital ONLY X1 with Kinect and $100 off the asking price? I bet that for the majority of people it will be the former. Someone needs to grip the MS big wigs by the collar and shake some sense into them while shouting "JUST GIVE US A KINECT-LESS X1!". Lol.
MS needs to additions and update the UI which from the sounds of it will be coming shortly in March. I would not expect a discless system for a while.
I can see a Xbox One.5 in about 3 years, no disk-drive and an integrated kinect for about $350
Time will tell.
Having kinect seperately brought the system to 500 and you think integrating it into the system will result in a $150 price drop in 3 years? You realize the entire reason they haven't already dropped kinect to match $400 is because they already invested too much into it right?
Just so the author knows, dead rainy patch did not increase the size of the game by 13 gigs. Seriously, what's with all the wrong information from "journalists" these days.
Using Pricing from amazon is rather lame, As sony does the same thing with overpricing the content on their store.
Remove Kinect, not the blu-ray player! Next-gen without a blu-ray player? Pshhh...
No disc, no buy, dropping the Kinect MS.
Someone even more then one person as too why people don't want too take out Kinect?
I think my brain just fried.
I wonder how brick and mortar stores feel about a discless console. I mean why would they even sell it. They make very little on the price of the actual console and they would be installing their eventual doom if it takes off. I think a discless Xbone would kill it with retailers and gamers, especially so soon. Everyone know Kinect is the problem, not a cheap bluray drive.
Oh well when the diskless XB1 flops then maybe MS might wakeup and smell a Kinect less XB1 to drive the sales.
How about we fix the rumor first
I'm going to keep it real. I like having the Kinect with my console. I like the features that it adds to the overall package. However, I can't say that I believe it to be a vital part of the console. I understand the benefit of having it as a standard part of the console when it comes to developers, but I can't see many doing anything with it that would be so revolutionary that Kinect would be a requirement for the majority of games. A small percentage of games will take full advantage of it, making it a luxury for special games and not much else. I do think that it should stay included in the box, but not at the expense of price. Really, that should just bite the $100 dollar bullet and sell the console for 399. If there was anything that Microsoft wanted to take away from the box to help make it cheaper, then Kinect would make the most sense. I still don't think the world is ready for a disc-less console.
The irony is xb1 has a streaming video playback bug where it drops frames when the video moves quickly or pans. It makes for a horrible viewing experience. Take away dvd bd playback and you are stuck with that.
Xbox One still stands that they hate used games
I cant believe I never even thought of that. Lets say it happens, a discless Xbone and somehow it pricematches PS4 (I dont see that happening) Everyone cheers, YAY, MS youre heroes, you listened to us and lowered the price. And the 2nd hand game market is gone without you even realizing. All the drama when they tried to do it the first time, the 180, and then they sneak it back in anyway. Wow, no BR just became a possibility.
Funny. I don't see many X1 owners ranting about a Kinect-less sans Blu-Ray X1. Surprising as it sounds. Or is this another anti-X1 article on N4G?
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