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A thinner Xbox One may be coming in 2016

Andrea on January 12, 2016 - 3:01 pm in Games


Thinner models of consoles are nothing new to the gaming industry, and it looks like the most full-sized console of them all may be getting a slimmer, sleeker, and perhaps sexier version next year. Microsoft Blogger Brad Sams reported on Petri that he has heard from internal sources that Microsoft is supposedly discussing a “lightweight Xbox One.”In his post, he said, “I have heard from internal sources that the company is considering plans for a lightweight Xbox One that may only be for Windows store games and would compete with the Apple TV. But it’s not clear if these plans have been scrapped.”

If this version of the Xbox One is indeed released, it won’t be until the last half of 2016. It’s entirely possible that this console could be released during Fall 2016 to capitalize on the holiday shopping season. Sams also notes that the price point of the console will be lower than the current Xbox One, which is now available for $350.

GameSpot reached out to Microsoft for a comment on this rumor to which they gave the standard “we do not comment on rumor or speculation” reply. However, as we all know, this sort of reply is usually given when a company doesn’t want to disclose information. If something along these lines wasn’t being worked on, Microsoft would have flat out denied this rumor.

One thing to note is that back in August, a Chinese blog also reported about Microsoft working on a slimmer console that was set to release in October. Xbox head Phil Spencer said that this rumor was “not real.” That was of course to the October release date, not that Microsoft isn’t working on an Xbox One Slim.

This is all obviously just a rumor at this point but it’s interesting nonetheless. Stay tuned for more on this as it develops.

Source: Games – Geek.com


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