Microsoft's all-digital Xbox One S to launch in May

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Reportedly, the system will contain a 1TB HDD along with digital download codes for Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3, and Minecraft. That means you'll be able to buy the new console a month before the E3 conference, which runs June 11 - 14 2019, where Microsoft is tipped to unveil the future of its Xbox gaming platform.

While we're yet to see the console officially revealed by Microsoft, a Windows Central report gives us a good idea of what to expect.

As per usual with these kind of stories, do take this with a pinch of salt as it's not official information from Microsoft themselves. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like those who pick up an Xbox One S All-Digital will get a free trial to the service, as it isn't mentioned anywhere on the box. The latest console from Microsoft, which is likely to sit in the Xbox One range.

Unsurprisingly with an all-digital spin, the Blu-Ray drive has been ditched, along with the (now moot) eject button.

While the All-Digital Edition of the Xbox One S will have the lowest MSRP of any current console in the family, the exact pricing remains an unknown. According to new documentation received by Windows Central, the console could launch simultaneously across all existing Xbox markets a few weeks later on May 7, 2019.

Photoshop mockup of the Xbox One S All-Digital edition. Reveals of new Game Pass additions, highlights of indie gameplay, and talks with the developers will all be seen during the new indie-focused Xbox stream, the announcement on the Xbox Wire said. Apparently, the All-Digital model will look nearly exactly the same as a standard Xbox One S, only without the disc drive.

Design-wise, rumors have been based on photos obtained by Windows Central, which the site replicated with design mock-ups in order to protect the origin of the images.