Early adopters of Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console had just one version to choose from if they made their purchase last year. Now, the Xbox One ecosystem is stuffed full of special edition consoles and accessories. Joining those is the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle Microsoft announced this morning at its Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing.
Available for pre-order now, the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle will include everything users need to get going with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. $499 will get users a customized gray and black Xbox One console that’s been tailored to look like a piece of equipment from the game. A customized wireless Xbox One controller will also be included with the console.
Equally important as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One’s exterior will be the hard drive inside it. Today, Xbox One users can purchase just two versions of the console that both include a 500GB hard drive. Buyers of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One will have double the amount of internal storage space to play with — 1 terabyte of storage. The bundle will be the only way potential Xbox One buyers can get that kind of storage without purchasing an external hard drive and plugging into one of the console’s USB ports.
Users will need that storage, because a copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be included with the console. More specifically, a code to redeem a digital version of the game will be stuffed inside the box. In the long-term that means users won’t be able to trade it in to stores like GameStop, however they’ll be able to start the game and share it with friends without having to bother with a disc. Unfortunately, it’s just a standard edition of the game so Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One buyers will need to purchase any and all of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s add-ons separately. To be clear, those add-ons are completely optional. Users will get an exclusive exoskeleton for their character. In the game, exoskeletons grant users different abilities that they wouldn’t have otherwise. For example, one exoskeleton gives users the ability to climb walls.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare arrives on store shelves November 4th, but yesterday the game’s publisher announced that users who pre-order the game will get access to what it’s calling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition. It’s a long way of saying users who purchase this bundle or pre-order the game will get access a day before users who don’t. There’s no added cost to play the game early.
Announced at the same time as the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle, the Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle will cost just $399 in the United States and include a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive. In that bundle users will get a white Xbox One console and matching controller. It’ll debut on October 28th. A third bundle for FIFA 15 will launch exclusively in Europe for 349.99 euros.
None of these Xbox One bundles will have a Kinect 2 sensor inside, meaning users who purchase any of these bundles and want to use the Xbox One’s live television features will need to purchase it separately. That’s great for anyone who wasn’t interested in a Kinect 2 sensor, motion gaming or entertainment. On the other hand, Microsoft still hasn’t disclosed how much the Kinect 2 sensor for the Xbox One will cost on its own.
All three Xbox One bundles are now available for pre-order at the Microsoft Store.