Microsoft's Xbox is getting an update as the company will begin rolling their Xbox One S next week with their 2 TB system. And, ahead of the console's release, Xbox has announced two new bundles for their console design that'll feature Madden and Halo.
In a press release, Xbox confirmed their first sets of Xbox One S bundles are "the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle and the Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle." These two products will be available in stores on August 23rd and are currently up for pre-order.
The Madden NFL 17 Bundle comes on the heels of a partnership with EA Sports. Offered to fans in U.S. and Canada, football fans who buy the bundle will recieve, "a 1TB hard drive to play all the biggest blockbusters in Xbox history, a full-game download of Madden NFL 17, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs and one month of EA Access." For gamers who opt to pick-up the bundle in-store at GameStop, they'll instead be given a physical copy of Madden NFL 17. And, for a limited time, fans will be gifted a 20% code for their next order at NFLShop.com when they purchase the bundle.
When it comes to the Halo Collection bundle, you might say Xbox's deal is out of this world. This bundle will of course come with an Xbox One S, but it will also include a matching wireless controller and five games spread out between Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Clearly, this offer is great for both Halo enthusiasts looking to upgrade their system or newbies who're interested to see what Master Chief is all about.
When it comes to storage, the Xbox One S has several options:
- A 2TB Xbox One S will be released next week on August 2nd. While all gamers get is the console with this purchase, you've got to admit that's a ton of storage.
- A 1TB Xbox One S will be made available in the two bundle packs mentioned above. Gamers will be able to select this option for either the Madden NFL 17 or Halo Collection bundle.
- A 500GB Xbox One S will be exclusively attached to the company's Halo Collection bundle. As it is the lowest-end model for the console, it's not surprising to see Microsoft holding back with this particular storage option.