Best answer: Yes, the Xbox Series X will be capable of playing discs, including games and 4K Blu-rays, due to its internal 4K optical drive. Your collection of games and movies that you play on Xbox One will be okay and if you aren’t yet ready to go all-digital, you have the option of still buying your games on discs.
Will the Xbox Series X support discs?
We know for a fact that the Xbox Series X will play discs, as a 4K Blu-ray optical drive is part of the confirmed specs, as well as being visible on the console. This means that Xbox Series X is going to continue supporting discs for anyone that wants to play their games via discs, as well as watch 4K Blu-ray movies.
There’s still a long way to go before the Xbox Series X gets a full reveal ahead of its holiday 2020 release, but we already know so much about the specs. The console aims to reach 8K resolution and up to 120 frames per second, along with ray tracing and a variable refresh rate.
What about Lockhart?
There is a rumored lower-end model next-generation Xbox, codenamed Lockhart, that potentially could be an all-digital console. While this console has not officially been confirmed, Windows Central has received extremely credible information indicating it is also part of Microsoft’s next-generation gaming plans.
This would go along with the release of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which came late this console generation. It costs less than a typical Xbox One (around $50) and doesn’t take discs. We noted in our review that it felt like an “experiment” and if Lockhart ends up coming to fruition, we’ll have an idea of what to expect. We’ll keep you updated on this front.
In the meantime, for everything we know about the confirmed new console, you can read more about the Xbox Series X right here.
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over a hundred games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.