Probably not true. If it is, I'm going to become one of those weird people who keep using Windows 7/8 for decades to come. Aside from gaming, I write and I have a very efficient filing system for my stories and other uses for the desktop I can't do without. I'll upgrade components forever if I have to. And I doubt the OEMs would be impressed by this.
It's hard enough to teach my middle aged mother to use a computer and they just keep making it harder for people. Still, probably just another dumb rumour along the lines of 'the moon landing never happened' or 'the XBOX 720/PS4 won't have a disc drive.