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Ninfan

xbox series S is only 299 euro thats a bargain.

Ninfan

sixrings

Does anyone know the file size of the Operating System? And is it the same size for both the series s and x? How much hard drive will be left for games?

sixrings

HotGoomba

Do you guys think that you'll be able to play your disc games via download? I only have one Physical Xbox Game so if there isn't it won't affect me too much, but it's interesting to know.

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LtSarge

@HotGoomba If you mean having the game installed with the disc removed but still be able to access the game via a digital version then yeah that's actually already a thing on Xbox One. I had e.g. ReCore installed via my physical copy, then I saw the game on Game Pass and when I clicked on it it immediately booted up the game and I didn't even have to download anything. It's very convenient actually since I don't have to keep having the disc in the console at all times.

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BAMozzy

@HotGoomba I think it depends on the license to play the game. A disc on Xbox One and Series X will be to confirm whether you hold the license to play - otherwise you could just install to a Drive and sell your disc. If you have the license via Game Pass, by Games with Gold or by purchasing it digitally, you will be able to play because those options will give you a 'digital' license of some type (permanent or conditional linked to your account - non transferable) where as a Disc is a 'general' licence which enables any holder of the disc to play.

Therefore, I would expect your Disc game to not work unless you purchase a digital licence - essentially buy the game in store.

You don't actually buy a 'Game' - what you buy is a 'licence' to play the software - you never own the game. If you sell or trade the disc, you are selling your 'licence' to play so even if the software is installed, without the license, it won't work. You will probably get a message to insert disc or purchase the game from the store....

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graysoncharles

That is also my question. I want the series s, but I have around 10 discs, some that I haven't even started

graysoncharles

BAMozzy

@graysoncharles As I said, without a Disc Drive, there is absolutely no way the game can verify if you still have a valid licence to play and not sold or lost the Disc. Unless those games are on Game Pass or Games with Gold - both of which will give you a conditional licence locked to your account (Conditional as you need a valid Game Pass Subscription with the game still on Game Pass or an active Gold subscription) - or alternatively buy the game Digitally (so have a licence locked to your account), then the game cannot verify if you have a license to play the game.

You have to have a license to access the software - you do not own the software at all and when you buy a game, you are actually just buying a licence to access that game. Even when you trade in games for example, you are trading in your licence. That's why, despite installing the 'game', the software to your HDD (or SDD in the case of next gen), the game will NOT run without the disc inserted. The Disc is your 'licence' to play the Software.

The reason @LtSarge doesn't need to insert the disc anymore with ReCore (or myself with Sunset Overdrive) is because we both have a conditional licence attached to our accounts - Sarge through Game Pass and myself through Games with Gold - but if we fail to meet those 'conditions' in the future, ie let our Subscriptions lapse without renewing, we would both need to put the disc back in to play because we wouldn't have a 'valid' digital licence on our account anymore...

If you want to buy a All Digital console - unless MS has a USB Bluray drive peripheral coming that works on Series S, you will need to acquire a Digital licence linked to your account to play those games on Series S. Its the same as signing out of your account(s) - you cannot play Digital games saved on your Console until you sign back in because your account has the licenses to play those games.

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graysoncharles

@BAMozzy I bought the Series S anyways (mostly because the Series X pre order was a pain to even look at 😂). For those discs I have, I can either sell those I've already played or I keep the memmoth xbox one somewhere in case I want to play them later

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Ryall

@graysoncharles I would recommend playing your remaining disk games in the next month and a half before you get your Xbox series. It will probably be hard to go back to the long loading times, low frame rate and low resolutions of the Xbox one once you start using the next-generation console.

Ryall

graysoncharles

@Ryall That's ok. I also play on a gaming pc with nvme. The loading times of some games like AC are insanely low, yet, I go back to play xbox one and ps4 regardless 😂

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BAMozzy

@graysoncharles As long as you found a solution that works for you and are content with!

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Steadyhandz

I was able to get a series s from bestbuy but wanted a series x. Long shot here but is someone here who has an series x preorder and wants a series s and open to exchanging preorders and workout the price difference?

Steadyhandz

StrangeBit

300 euro is a super cheap price for a new gen console! I have lots of digital games on ONE, maybe I will buy a Series S, seems a very powerful but little system!

StrangeBit

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HotGoomba

Series S more like Series X but like it's barely different and it's $200 off

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32bit

@Steadyhandz - I doubt anyone bought an XSX that wants a XSS, but you should be able to cancel the preorder, and order an XSX. Most (if not all) games will work with both generations for the foreseeable, so even if you had to wait an extra week or two, it isn't the kicker it was when next-gen consoles had their own libraries.

Wishing Xbox had an IDE for making indy games on the console.

BAMozzy

I had an email from Argos (UK) today saying they still have Series S consoles available for pre-order if anyone is still looking...

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HotGoomba

Cries in United States

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Darylb88

@BAMozzy Yeah I got that one too, Looks like most retailers in the UK still have Series S stock. I preordered a Series S so I feel more confident I will get it on or close to Nov 10

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