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Phil Spencer: Xbox Scarlett Will Have a Disc Drive

Phil Spencer: Xbox Scarlett Will Have a Disc Drive - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2019 / 2,367 Views

Microsoft during its E3 2019 press conference announced its next generation Xbox, called Project Scarlett. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer speaking with GamesIndustry the console will feature a disc drive. 

"Yeah," said Spencer when asked about the console have a disc drive. "We know, because we see it, that more and more players are buying digital. We think the experience in certain instances, specifically if I am away from my console and everything is on my hard-drive with the entitlements are all there, there are some scenarios that are easy. But we know that people still have discs.


"So even when we put out things like the Xbox One S All-Digital edition, we are very clear with the name because I am not trying to confuse anybody, that if you are somebody that has a library of discs, or that's the way you want to acquire the content, then you should buy the Xbox One S, not the Xbox One S All-Digital... which is why we put it in the name, and yes I know it says SAD.

"I want to be very descriptive, because I am not trying to confuse anybody about what the options are. I want to give people choice, and right now physical is a choice that millions of people love."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Zenos (on 10 June 2019)

Well, that's at least something. Consoles without physical games are completely worthless to me.

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SuperRetroTurbo (on 10 June 2019)

Thank God. Really scared me there with the discless console.

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DonFerrari (on 10 June 2019)

They know it is SAD, well they are tunned with gamers.

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