Rumor: Microsoft Gearing Up To Announce Xbox One Slim

This console would lack Blu Ray functionality.

Posted By | On 20th, Aug. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Just two years after the console originally launched, Microsoft may be gearing up to launch the first variation on the Xbox One console- according to this report (sourced via WMPower User), Microsoft is gearing up to have a major hardware event this October. During this event, they will launch multiple new hardware models, including the Lumia 940, the Lumia 940 XL, a Surface Pro 4, a Band 2, and an all new Xbox One console that will allegedly have a slimmer form factor.

This slimmer form factor will be achieved by apparently axing the Blu Ray functionality entirely- this seems to imply that the console will drop the Blu Ray drive entirely, meaning that this specific model of the system will be an all digital model. The costs saved from the Blu Ray drive manufacturing and licensing should lead to Microsoft being able to sell a cheaper console, while its omission will also allow for a smaller and more aesthetically pleasing console.

As of right now, this is all a rumor, so treat it as such- but stay tuned to GamingBolt anyway, and we’ll make sure to keep you posted.

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  • 2econd gpu unlocking

    Always on line is what we have always wanted.
    With more games bringing single player that need always online, like the new need for speed, lets all support this together.

    If they don’t have internet, we can have the xbox 360

    • Luke Perry Glover

      Lol I remember that statement. :p That was hilarious

  • Luke Perry Glover

    If they do this, there should also be a slim with a blu-ray drive still. That way people have choice. A smaller slim but all digital, or a slightly bigger slim with blu-ray. I want a slim, but I’d never buy one without a disc drive. There was a rumour like this before saying the xbox one wouldn’t have one…so we shall see.

  • E.J457

    The only people who would support the Xbox brand at this point are the mentally ill uninformed consumers and fanboys.

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  • Santiago

    with windows 10 on the console, you could easily plug an external blu-ray drive to it – if needed. I see no problem in that =)

  • Hans Olo

    I gotta get one for the Falcon.but as always I’ll let the Wookie win.


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