Yesterday’s Xbox One rumors included mention of a new Xbox One model that would lack a disc drive. A senior publishing source has told VG247 that a new model of this system is being developed, and that this new model will be released in 2014.
The source could not say whether or not it will have a disc drive. However, it will be a cheaper model, and upon its release, Microsoft will also lower the price of the original Xbox One model, to match the price of the PS4.
It seems rather soon after the Xbox One’s launch for Microsoft to release a newer model, but a disc-less console might just be a test on their part to see if such an option is viable. If this rumor is true, could the others be true as well? We’ll keep you updated.