Microsoft has just announced a new Xbox One bundle that promises to “offer fans the ultimate gaming experience” possible. An official blog post from the Xbox team within Microsoft states that “games and gamers are at the center” of every decision that the software giant makes, hence the decision to introduce the new Xbox One Elite bundle.
So, just what are the differences between this Elite bundle and Microsoft’s usual Xbox One offering? First and foremost, the Windows-maker has upgraded the internal capacity of the console to a whopping 1-terabyte through the use of a larger Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD). The aesthetic finish of the console has also been revamped with a stunning matte paint job.
The console provided as part of the Elite bundle, also comes equipped with energy and performance improvements thanks to the solid state drive. Microsoft now stores frequently-accessed files on a solid state partition to optimize performance. That’s an additional 20-percent uptime which should afford users with more time to enjoy games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, and Hal0 5: Guardians via the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller that was initially unveiled during this year’s E3 conference.
In case you don’t recollect, the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is aimed at the hardcore gaming fan due to its customizable nature, interchangeable paddles, and the ability to amend certain aspects of the input peripheral via the dedicated Xbox Accessories application. It’s beautiful, unique, full of character and now comes bundled with this latest Xbox One Elite bundle offering. Those interested in the Xbox One Elite Bundle will be able to get their hands on the package worldwide this coming November by parting with upwards of $499. GameStop and Microsoft stores will have exclusivity on the deal for the first month in the U.S., starting November 3.
Pre-orders are live right now at GameStop and MicrosoftStore.com. For those who are looking for a little exclusivity, Microsoft has also announced a Xbox One Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Controller (pictured below) version of its standard controller for $64.99, which will be available exclusively at GameStop by the end of September.