Microsoft is making some big moves. Not only have they brought some major Independent studios under the Xbox umbrella but they seem to be keen to bring Xbox Live on a multitude of platforms, and want to be the pioneers of streaming and digital-only gaming.
Back in November, we brought you the rumour that Xbox was working on a disc-less console and that it may appear in the wild as early as this year. Yesterday, Windows Central reported that this ‘Xbox Maverick’ console
Despite, its less-than-catchy name, I personally think Microsoft has a potential gold mine on their hands. I think providing a cheaper digital-only console will appeal to many people. As it stands, many have already gone digital-only with game purchases. And as much as that fact sends shivers down the spine of physical collectors, using Xbox One S as a test case for this hardware version will tell Microsoft a lot about what to do for the next generation.
It’s all just a rumour for now, but I suspect this story has some legs. And all I can think is: Beware PlayStation – Microsoft is not going down without a fight and they’re building up a heck of a lot of momentum.