New Xbox Reportedly has no Disc Drive

The next Xbox won’t contain a physical disc drive, according to a new report.

A source close to British trade magazine MCV claims that Microsoft revealed this information under what it described as “the strictest NDA” they have ever encountered.

While the console will not contain a disc drive, according to the source, the report suggests it will contain “some sort of interchangeable solid-state card storage, although it is not known whether this will be proprietary or a more standard format such as SD.”

MCV is also claiming that a 2013 release window for the hardware has been confirmed.

A move to digital-only distribution would be extremely unconventional for Microsoft; if there is any truth to this report, it would be a major blow for traditional retail. Microsoft has yet to officially deny the story.

In response to the report, Microsoft has said, “We are always thinking about what is next for our platform and how to continue to defy the lifecycle convention. Beyond that we do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

What do you think about the latest murmuring about Microsoft’s next console? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: IGN


Xbox Live Built into PC

According to Insideris few months ago, Microsoft’s next PC Operating SystemWindows 8 will allow gamers to play Xbox 360 games on it. Honestly, the rumour is too good to be true but on a similar note, it is now confirmed that “Xbox Live Will Be Built Into The PC”

Microsoft’s vice president of global marketing Mike Delman confirming:

“Live has been successful on the Windows Phone. Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it — you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices.”

Though it’s pretty obvious, Delman hinted that the PC integration of Xbox Live may happen with the release of Windows 8. On whether its games will be playable on the OS, it’s not here yet, but it certainly seems like a legitimate possibility and a very near future.