“As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
The discontinued hardware might still be available from some retailers in the coming months.
Xbox One X, dubbed as “the world’s most powerful console,” was launched in November 2017. The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a disc-less version of the Xbox One S, only arrived in April 2019.
On a related note, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a blog that players “won’t be forced into the next generation.” “Xbox Game Studios titles we release in the next couple of years — like Halo Infinite — will be available and play great on Xbox Series X and Xbox One. We won’t force you to upgrade to Xbox Series X at launch to play Xbox exclusives,” he added.
This is in contrast to Sony’s approach. Back in May, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan which confirmed that PS5 games won’t be playable on the current-gen consoles.