Microsoft dévoile la Xbox One S All-Digital Edition et le Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Ressemblant trait pour trait à la Xbox One S actuelle, à l’exception de son absence de lecteur option sur sa façade, elle s’appuiera seulement sur le téléchargement de jeux.

Possédant un espace de stockage de 1 To, elle sera livrée avec trois jeux (Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves). On peut se la procurer en magasin à compter du 7 mai prochain ou la précommander au prix de 249,99 USD (le prix au Canada n’a pas été annoncé). Cette édition toute numérique coûte 50$ de moins que la Xbox One S.

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D’un autre côté, c’est une manière d’inciter ses utilisateurs à s’abonner aux différents services de Microsoft, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold ou Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (combinant les deux précédents services). Ce dernier offre l’accès à une centaine de jeux, en plus de multijoueurs en ligne pour 14,99$ USD par mois.

Voici les communiqués (en anglais) :

Introducing the Newest Member of the Xbox One Family – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

At Xbox, we’re inspired by gamers – they’re at the center of everything we do. We’re constantly listening to your feedback and looking for new ways to provide the best value and choice in gaming. Today, we’re excited to announce a new choice we’re bringing to gamers – the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.

Consumer appetite for digital content and experiences are stronger today than ever before. Gaming and technology have changed quite a bit since the first Xbox debuted in 2001. During this time, we’ve seen a digital transformation across gaming, music, TV and movies. And closer to home, the success of Xbox Game Pass, which gives members access to over 100 great games, is just another example of how consumers today have grown to expect great digital content.  The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games.

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with three of our most compelling and popular games – MinecraftForza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves. These critically acclaimed titles are sure to offer something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Those new players joining us can get a head start on their digital collections and discover their next favorite game through Xbox Game Pass. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes with a special offer to get started with access to over 100 great games, and with new games being added all the time there will always be something new to queue in your digital library. Cord cutters will enjoy watching 4K HDR entertainment with Netflix, Amazon and more, and thousands of Xbox One games are available from the Microsoft Store digitally.

We realize price plays an important role in providing the opportunity to make console gaming more accessible to more gamers around the world. Available for pre-order today at $249.99 USD, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 USD less than Xbox One S, and we expect to maintain at least that price difference between the two consoles going forward.

You can pick up the disc-free Xbox One S All-Digital Edition at your local Microsoft Store or online, as well as select retailers worldwide including Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon.com beginning May 7.

 

Introducing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Coming Later this Year

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a platform for developers to introduce their amazing games to millions of new peopleFrom the beginning, the service was built based on input from gamers and we’re always listening to fan feedback.  Xbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 great games, available to download and play at full fidelity, for one lowmonthly price. Since launch, we’ve continued to add more diverse titles to the libraryincluding new games from Xbox Game Studios and ID@Xbox partners the same day they release.  

Your feedback directly contributes to the evolution of Xbox Game Pass  thank you for taking the time to help us continually improve the service. A top request you have shared from day one is to provide an option to get Xbox Game Pass and the most advanced multiplayer network, Xbox Live Gold, in a single membership. 

We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass. That means the full Xbox Game Pass library of over 100 high quality games, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer, in one convenient membership for $14.99 a month. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers will be able to play together on the most-advanced multiplayer network and discover their next favorite game. 

Starting today, we’re inviting a limited number of our Xbox Insider community members to join and test Xbox Game Pass Ultimate before it launches later this year in current Xbox Game Pass markets  

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