Cheaper Xbox One Coming in 2014?

January 31, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


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.

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White Xbox One likely available to public in the future

August 28, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Hopefully you saw our post regarding the White Special Edition Xbox One that all members of the MS Interactive Entertainment Business unit will receive once the console finally launches in November.

That story also got posted to Reddit where Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) has an active, verified account. Responding to a fan question as to whether the White Xbox One might ever be sold to the public, Hyrb said:

maybe waaaay in the future

This shouldn’t come as a major surprise to anyone as manufacturers often release different colored variants as a console matures in it’s life cycle. That plus the fact that the Xbox 360 was originally white itself and I think we have a pretty good chance of seeing White Xbox Ones in the wild in the future!

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White Xbox One for Xbox employees

August 26, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment


If you happened to be part of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business on July 12 this year and are still employed when the Xbox One launches (the exact date of which in November we are still waiting for, by the way), then according to the interwebz you’ll receive the white special edition Xbox One pictured above.

Not only that though, lucky employees will also apparently get a free year of Xbox Live Gold and all first party titles (presuming that’s what “1P” means). Each console is etched with “I made this” and “launch team something” too.

This is very much a rumor and could simply be a very good Photoshop job. Still, makes us think that a white Xbox One down the track (and publicly available of course) would be pretty cool…

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