For those of you who haven’t bitten the bullet on getting an Xbox One, Microsoft is about to release a bundle that may just put you over the edge. Gears of War (GoW) co-creator Rod Fergusson announced that the Gears of War Ultimate Edition will be bundled with Xbox One systems. For those that don’t know, the Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a remake of the first GoW game.
The bundled package will begin appearing in stores starting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and coincides with the launch date for the game. Like the Master Chief Collection bundle, this bundle will feature the game, an Xbox One and the game itself. In the box is an Xbox One, — sorry ladies and gents, it’s not the 1TB variant but the standard 500GB version — the newly re-designed controller, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, an HDMI cable and Xbox power supply.
You’ll also get the exclusive additions of the Superstar Cole multiplayer skin and early access to the Gears of War 4 beta. In the GoW: Ultimate Edition you’ll have access to the story-lines, 19 maps and 6 gaming modes, though the popular Horde Mode is absent from the game.
According to Fergusson, the Ultimate Edition will be bundled with “every Xbox One sold” from Aug. 25 through the end of the year. Although Microsoft did send a press release out after the event that clarified that this deal will be at select retailers, including Microsoft Stores, while supplies last.
The bundle will cost you $349 and is currently up for pre-order in the Microsoft Store and will be available on Amazon, though at the time of publishing, it wasn’t available for pre-order.
The bundle aside, having the Xbox One, and Xbox Live Gold, will get you two free games a month, plus access to an ever-increasing library of games.
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