White Xbox One and budget Blu-ray-less variant coming later this year

Microsoft's next-gen console could go download-only to reduce the price
Xbox One

Microsoft employees who worked at the Interactive Entertainment division got their hands on a special white Xbox One – but they're about to get a little less exclusive.

According to NeoGAF forum poster ntkrnl, Microsoft will launch a white variant of the Xbox One in October alongside Sunset Overdrive, with a limited edition 1TB version of the console coming in November.

The poster also claims that a US$400 version of the Xbox One, minus an optical drive, could drop this year – and has posted an alleged image of a limited edition Titanfall Xbox One console.

READ MORE: The 5 best Xbox One games so far

Titanfall Xbox One

While we'd advise taking these rumours with the usual pinch of salt, The Verge has independently verified one of the poster's claims – that a major update to the Xbox One dashboard is coming in March.

So, would you buy a digital-only version of the Xbox One? Or are you still married to physical discs for the time being? Let us know in the comments.

READ MORE: Xbox One review

[NeoGAF via The Verge]