Here's a look at the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition


We've now got our first look at the hardware, along with more concrete launch info.

This shouldn't come as a major surprise since I wrote about this back in November, but Microsoft's on the cusp of releasing a digital-only edition of the Xbox One S console. This time he has revealed what looks like the official packaging of the upcoming Xbox One S All Digital along with the date of its announcement and release. Then you see the phrase "Disc-Free Gaming" in various European languages. It also comes with three games pre-loaded, those being Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3, and Minecraft. This is the ability to take disc-based games and trade them in for a token to download the digital version of the game.

According to WinFuture's sources, the console is going to come packing a 1TB hard drive, which should give you enough room to do without physical media. A single controller is in the pack. It will be announced at some point in April, with Microsoft accepting pre-orders this month for those who want to guarantee themselves a device when the console launches on May 7.

On the topic of pricing, optimistic projections appear to have been dashed. I've had a quick look around at current Xbox One S console pricing in the United Kingdom and notice that the 1TB console with one controller costs £179, and multiple game bundles are available around the £200 mark. In other words, we could be looking at a quarter of the price shaved off.