Well, we certainly didn’t expect this! Details surrounding Xbox competitor PlayStation’s upcoming new hardware revealed that the console would still contain a disc drive catering for the gamers who still prefer to have physical media in hand (us included).

Microsoft’s modus operandi has, for some time now, been skewed towards a digital future where physical media is something that your parents just spoke about. The upcoming Xbox One S digital is about as clear an indication to this as you can get.

However, Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, speaking with GamesIndustry.biz has said that the new console, Project Scarlett, will also include a disc drive.

“Yeah [physical discs are part of our future],” Spencer told them.

“I want to be very descriptive, because I’m 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.”

This is very good news for those amongst us who still love to collect libraries of physical games!

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