The Xbox One S launch date is just a few weeks away and today it was announced there will be two different bundles. The Xbox One S “Madden NFL 17” Bundle and the Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle. Both will hit store shelves on August 23rd and are available for pre-order starting today.
Both bundles include the only system on the market that features a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray player and HDR support for video and gaming starting at $399 CDN. It’s unfortunate neither bundle comes with a killer new game but thankfully XBOX Games With Gold in August is pretty damn spectacular.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate ($59.99 ERP) for free during the month of August. WWE 2K16 ($39.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.
On Xbox 360, starting Friday, August 1st, Spelunky ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th. Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Beyond Good & Evil HD ($14.99 ERP) for free through August 31st.
If you haven’t played Beyond Good & Evil now is the time. It’s one of my favorite games of all time, and like most fans of the original, I’m still waiting for the sequel. Unfortunately, it’s been about two years since any news has come out about it, but Ubisoft is known for their surprises. Fingers crossed.
If this is your first Xbox One I strongly urge you to get the 1TB version as space fills up fast. It’s strange that there is no 2TB version available, but upgrading the hard drive is an easy process.
Will you be picking one up? Let me know on Twitter @brockmclaughlin.