Microsoft Wanted To Make Xbox One Disc-less

After finding out that didn't like Xbox One's original vision of always-online DRM, Microsoft went back to the design table questioning some of the console's fundamental design decisions including its Blu-ray disc drive.

"After the announcement and E3, there was some feedback about what people wanted to change," said Microsoft Studios general manager Phil Spencer. "There was a real discussion about whether we should have an optical disc drive in Xbox One or if we could get away with a purely disc-less console, but when you start looking at bandwidth and game size, it does create issues."

But in the end, game sizes and bandwidth limitations sealed the deal for Microsoft. "We decided - which I think was the right decision - to go with the Blu-ray drive and give the people an easy way to install a lot of content," explained Spencer. "From some of those original thoughts, you saw a lot of us really focusing on the digital ecosystem you see on other devices - thinking of and building around that."

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it would be great if there is

it would be great if there is an emulator for xbox one, its a slap on their face. but thats pretty much impossible. one can only ask for a mod for xbox one to play backups. cant wait for the age of backups for xbox one. they deserve it.

one

Well, I kinda wish we would have made the xbox one a little faster, But as long as every game is better on my system I dont have to worry to much about the Crapstation.

Eh, Multiplats are all

Eh, Multiplats are all (without any exception to date) better on the 'Crapstation' so Id worry like fuck if I were you. PC blows them both away but if you cant afford a decent gaming rig get the ps4 megagamers.

Cancer.

Cancer. You deserve it. Mindless, worthless, retarded little shit. You and your kind need to be rounded up and shot. Disgusting failures, feeding money to Micro$oft . Be happy being ripped off, scammed and STILL having to pay for failbox live 's laggy, mic-spammy stupidity. You worthless animal.

Lets see if I get this

Lets see if I get this straight, there's "free alternatives" so to speak for OS if you don't like Microsoft, not sure why some people put M$ - I guess they figure they're being hip and cool putting a money sign in there as a symbol of rebellion thinking Microsoft is rich and wants your money. They're no better then those jobless occupy wall street people... Not jobless because they got the axe or anything, just pure lazy and failures in school. But anyways, with those free alternatives and you pretending to "not like Microsoft" then why not get a free alternative instead of Pirating Windows? Real reason? Because you don't work and you can't afford it, why do I come to this conclusion? Because you'd rather pirate windows then go to linux or that other garbage one you named. Idc about people who pirate, you can pirate windows to your hearts content, just don't be a hypocrite, that's worse then being a scum or whatever that other person called the other nerd. And to some post below this, why would I bother not showing Michael J in my posts? You're silly kid, I don't think some murderer over the internet is going to come get me for my comments, just like I don't think some creep is watching me through my Kinect, you must think highly of me though, I could stay off this website for a full year and you would still be posting Michael J this, Michael J that. All I can say is, say my name, say my name. I guarantee you've said my name more then any woman has ever said yours.

Dang Mike you have sure been

Dang Mike you have sure been doing your reading, I'll give ya that. Its interesting how motivated you are in pursuing Megagames as a full time career. We wonder sometimes about your gold fish and your can of beans time and again. What we can't stand is your constant whining and insulting every random person you can get a hold of. I thought Jay Leno was annoying but man you take the cake. Seems like if I have achieved anything here today it would be bringing you out of your deep dark sneaky place. I hope I have put things into perspective here, your more like a little pet rodent without a leash of course. That would be cruel to a dead pop artist after all. I suppose what I'm trying to say is that Bill Gates chin is not so shiny like your Armani watch. Did you say pirates? Of course you did unfortunately they did not carry parrots, but who needs one when you have a rodent living off dried cheese.

Not everyone uses Windows

Not everyone uses Windows there are plenty of Mac and Linux users here. Let me guess your scum number two? Who else would bother posting besides scum number one ....I bet your both the same douche bag "MJ" in disguise he's the only low life on Megagames stupid enough to insult (holes, dicks, mothers, fathers and even child rape) wait never mind I take it back he invented it.

Probably their most sensible

Probably their most sensible decision in the whole debacle of the XBox One. ---- It'll be at least another ten years before disc-less media will be an option for consoles. Yes, we have it now for the PC but then we PC owners have more reliable digital distributors that provide the games we purchase at a reasonable download speed. And price. ------------ Consoles do not have the same level of speeds as of yet but they are catching up. ---- Maybe the next gen of consoles will adopt this measure but not until they sort out both the bandwidth issues, as well as the over-inflated prices for games.

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