Will the next Xbox ditch the traditional disc drive? It might. According to a source who got the info directly from Microsoft, the next-gen console – unofficially known as the “Xbox 720” – might use online downloads or a swappable solid state format for loading games and media. It doesn’t sound farfetched, given that the current Xbox 360 already supports digital downloads. An earlier rumor mentioned that the Xbox 720 will include Blu-ray support though, which could mean that there’s still a possibility that it’ll come with an optical drive. Unless they offer the drive as an optional add-on. We’ll likely know in a few months; The next-gen Xbox is reportedly getting unveiled at the E3 2012 conference in June, and is expected to launch in 2013.