According to a new report, Microsoft is readying its new, disc-less version of the Xbox One S for release in May. Rumours of a new Xbox One model have been circulating since last November, when tech website Thurrott\u00a0broke the story of a new digital-only console being developed under the codename,\u00a0Maverick. In\u00a0a new report from Windows Central, the new model \u2013 which is tipped to go by the snappy title of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition \u2013 will be available to pre-order from mid-April, and released worldwide in May. A hard drive-only Xbox One certainly fits with Microsoft\u2019s service-based strategy that has so far given us Xbox Game Pass, and the upcoming streaming platform, Project xCloud.\u00a0It also fits rather nicely with the company\u2019s plans to roll out Xbox Live to multiple platforms, including smart phones, and the Nintendo Switch. If nothing else, a product that can test the water for its next-generation Anaconda and Lockhart devices, and provide a cheaper entry point into the current console generation for new consumers, looks like being a smart bet. If the report turns out to be accurate, it\u2019s quite possible that we'll get official confirmation of the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition at\u00a0the Game Developers Conference later this month, when Microsoft will also reveal more about its cross-platform plans for Xbox Live. Source: Windows Central More from Thumbsticks If you already have an Xbox, check out this week\u2019s\u00a0new releases\u00a0for details of all the latest games. And there\u2019s also a new sale\u00a0on games from Electronic Arts.