Gamespot UK is reporting that Microsoft’s next Xbox will not have a disc drive, according to a source.
As a replacement to the disc drive, the console will supposedly offer “some sort of interchangeable solid-state card storage”.
As well as the disc drive news, the source indicated that the console would ship in 2013. Latest rumors say the Xbox 360 successor could boast a tablet controller, block used games, and cost as much as $500 in the US.
Microsoft had not responded to GameSpot’s request for comment when it went to press with the story.