Two new bundles for Gears of War 4 have been announced, including an exclusive deep blue console, allowing players to buy the title alongside the new Xbox One S.
For those who are looking to enjoy Gears of War 4 at its best, Microsoft have revealed two bundles for the Xbox One S to celebrate the new chapter of their acclaimed franchise's release, that will be available to purchase beginning October 11.
The first bundle comes with a white Xbox One S and a digital download copy of Gears of War 4, along with a 1TB hard drive and the new Xbox wireless controller. Priced at $349, the bundle will allow players to upgrade from their old Xbox One consoles, due to the new Xbox One S's better performance on certain titles. In the case of Gears, the game supports High Dynamic Range on the new console which, according to the Xbox blog post, will make a big difference visually.
"Fans will experience richer, more luminous colors and a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of the battle against the Swarm," claims General Manager for Xbox, Matt Lapsen in the company's bundle announcement.
The second package deal is a Gears of War 4 special edition bundle, coming with a limited edition deep blue console and matching controller. This bundle comes with a 500GB hard drive and is available exclusively at GameStop and Microsoft Stores in the US (and at EB Games and Microsoft Stores in Australia). The special edition bundle comes with a physical edition of Gears 4 in the US and a digital download in Australia.
It's worth noting that physical copies of Gears of War 4 do not qualify for the Xbox Play Anywhere feature, meaning that players who want a disk copy will not be able to play the game on Windows 10 PCs, unlike those who opt for a download.
Also, for a limited time, when fans purchase either bundle, they will get the entire Xbox 360 Gears of War collection for Xbox One at no extra cost, meaning that players can revisit the original games for a quick trip down memory lane before jumping into the next generation of Gears.
These aren't the only Gears of War-themed consoles that will be coming in the near future, with the 2TB red console sporting the Crimson Omen symbol, set to launch 4 days before the game's release date. A brand-new Gears 4-themed Elite controller has also been revealed by The Coalition, featuring a red design, blood splatters, and scratch mark decals. Gamers who purchase the special edition controller can also get themselves an exclusive in-game item and three Gear Packs.
Gears of War 4 is set to release on October 11, 2016 for PC and Xbox One.