Microsoft Discontinues Xbox One X & Xbox One S Digital Edition

Microsoft has confirmed plans to discontinue two of its current-gen consoles, the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S All-Digital. The news comes via The Verge, who spoke with a Microsoft spokesperson on the matter.

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“As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,” a Microsoft spokesperson told the publication.

“Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”

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Though it makes sense that the company is gearing up for the next generation of console game, it’s also a little surprising to hear current-gen Xbox consoles are already on the way out. Perhaps even more surprising is the fact that Microsoft isn’t pushing the Series X with a slew of exclusives, but instead is opting for a more relaxed and – inclusive – approach.

In a blog post, Xbox top dog Phil Spencer confirmed that the pressure to purchase a Series X will be minimal, admitting that exclusive games like Halo Infinite will be coming to bother current and next-gen consoles.

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“We want every Xbox player to play all the new games from Xbox Game Studios. That’s why Xbox Game Studios titles we release in the next couple of years—like Halo Infinite—will be available and play great on Xbox Series X and Xbox One,” said Spencer in the blog.

“We won’t force you to upgrade to Xbox Series X at launch to play Xbox exclusives.”

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In related news, Microsoft will be showing off more of the Xbox Series X, along with campaign gameplay for Halo Infinite, during a live event Thursday, July 23rd. Best set a reminder!

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