1TB Xbox One Bundle to Arrive in November
A new Xbox One bundle with twice the built-in storage will hit store shelves as the console nears its one-year anniversary.Xbox One is getting a big storage upgrade, but with a catch. Microsoft is readying the release of a 1TB version of its Xbox One for Nov. 3, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, announced today during a press event at Gamescom 2014, the European video game conference now taking place in Cologne, Germany. Current models ship with half the capacity, provided by a 500GB hard-disk drive (HDD). The upgraded hardware will be part of a limited-edition bundle that commands a $100 premium over the base Xbox One, which currently retails for $399. What's more, the offering is being marketed to fans of a popular video game series from publisher Activision. Dubbed the Xbox One Limited Edition "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" Bundle, the package will include the aforementioned 1TB HDD and a digital copy of the upcoming game. Further differentiating the hardware are a custom enclosure for the console, a special edition controller and sound effects. Notably, it lacks the formerly included Kinect sensor, which Microsoft is offering as a separate accessory this fall after launching the standalone Xbox One on June 9.
The bundle is available for preorder now ($499). Other bundled offerings (500GB) scheduled for release this fall include a $399 "Sunset Overdrive" edition and a "FIFA15" version for the European market. "These bundles offer a great opportunity to enjoy Xbox One alongside an incredible lineup of first- and third-party games," said Spencer.