Phil Spencer confirms that Xbox players will not be forced to accept an exclusively digital platform.
Last night, Microsoft introduced Project Scarlett , the next-generation Xbox hardware that will be launched in late 2020. Although there was not much information revealed about the hardware that will power the console, some clues were given. , including news on a new powerful SSD, high bandwidth GDDR6 RAM and Zen 2 from AMD. Now we also know that the console will keep its disk drive and Microsoft does not intend to force players to adopt an exclusively digital platform.
“Yes [physical disks are part of our future],” said Spencer told GamesIndustry .
“We know, because we see it, that more and more players are buying digitally. We think the experience in certain cases, particularly if I’m away from my console and everything on my hard drive with rights are all there, there some scenarios are easy, but we know that people still have records “.
“So even when we distribute items like the All-Digital edition of Xbox One S, we are very clear with the name because we are not trying to confuse anyone, that if you are someone who has a record library, or you want to acquire the content, you should buy Xbox One S, not Xbox One S All-Digital … that’s why we put it in the name, and yes, I know it says SAD.
“I want to be very descriptive because I’m not trying to confuse anyone about what the options are, I want to give people the chance to choose and right now the physical is a choice that millions of people love.”