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Microsoft Unveils New Xbox All-digital Edition

There’s also a special offer on Xbox Game Pass, the monthly subscription service that includes access to more than 100 games

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249 which would be available starting May 7.

This is a new model that will be sold alongside the original Xbox One S and the more powerful Xbox One X.

“A disc-free, completely digital Xbox One is no longer just a rumoured pipe dream for cord cutters and the current generation of Fortnite fanatics who’ve never had to set foot inside of a GameStop.

“The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will hit retailers on May 7 for $250 (that’s $50 less than the Xbox One S) and it’s available for pre-order today,” Engadget reported on Tuesday.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

The new console comes with three popular Microsoft-owned titles, namely Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft.

“The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 less than Xbox One S and we expect to maintain at least this price difference between the two consoles,” Jeff Gattis, General Manager of Platform and Devices Marketing at Microsoft was quoted as saying by The Verge.

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There’s also a special offer on Xbox Game Pass, the monthly subscription service that includes access to more than 100 games. (IANS)

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Microsoft Joins Hands with Eros Now to Develop Next-generation Online Video Platform

The collaboration would help Eros transform not only how it delivers streaming services to its consumers but also to reimagine the offerings it can provide

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Over-the-top (OTT) video platform Eros Now on Thursday joined hands with Microsoft to build a next-generation online video platform on the latter”s cloud computing service “Azure”.

“The online video market has brought a paradigm shift in the way technology is used and will be used to enhance the customer journey and user experience. We at Eros Now have been the earliest movers in the adoption of technology which is a core strength of the brand,” Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO-Eros Digital, said in a statement.

Using Microsoft Azure and Azure Media Services, Eros would develop a new, intuitive online video platform that would provide seamless delivery of content for its consumers across geographies and languages, supported by a robust infrastructure including Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN).

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

“By using our combined expertise across technology and media, we have an opportunity to build on that foundation and re-imagine entertainment for the rapidly growing audience of digitally-connected consumers in India,” added Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft.

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The collaboration would help Eros transform not only how it delivers streaming services to its consumers but also to reimagine the offerings it can provide.

“India is one of the fastest-growing digital entertainment and media markets worldwide, driven by the growth in online video content. AI and intelligent cloud tools will be the next drivers of the media business and will impact everything from content creation to consumer experience,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. (IANS)