According to Chinese blog WPDang, an informant close to Microsoft has revealed to that the corporate giant may be looking to launch a slew of new hardware in October, including the Lumia 940, 940 XL, a new Surface Pro 4, new Band 2 fitness wearable, and an Xbox One Mini console.
The term ‘Mini’ suggest that this revision will be smaller and sleeker in design. The blog states that this particular version of the Xbox One may come without a blu-ray drive, and as a result would end up running quieter and be around 1/3rd the size of the original console.
Back in January 2014, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told OXM in an interview that a “purely disc-less console” was originally considered by the company up until mid-2013. Ultimately, though, the console maker decided that it wasn’t in the best interest of consumers at the time.
It’s likely the company executives feel that now is the right time to give consumers the option to pick up a disc-free Xbox One. Though, only time will tell if WPDang’s report holds weight. Let us know if you’d be interested in a disc-free Xbox One console in the comments below.