Microsoft’s eighth generation console, Xbox One was planned as a “purely disc-less console” until mid 2013, according to Phil Spencer, Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president.

Speaking with OXM, Phil Spencer says, “Obviously, after the announcement and E3, there was some feedback about what people wanted to change.

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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.”

He adds, “So 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.

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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Source: OXM.

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