When the Xbox One launched in November 2013, anticipation was relatively high for Microsoft’s current-gen console. Sure, a lot of the excitement had dissipated after Microsoft went back and forth over used games and always-online connections, but few could deny the high profile franchises in the company’s library.
Chief among those franchises is Halo, which is preparing its first Xbox One title for release later this October. Well, technically Halo: The Master Chief Collection was the first Xbox One release in the series, but most gamers would probably forget that compendium even existed.
So, with Halo 5: Guardians set to release later this year, one can assume that Microsoft has a lot of exciting announcements planned. We expect to get a better handle on the Halo 5 story, which follows a conflict of ideals between Master Chief and Spartan Locke; find out more about how multiplayer plans to change things up for the current-gen gamers; and what other new goodies 343 Industries has in the pipeline.
Not to be outdone, Microsoft apparently has their own Halo 5 promotional materials on the way. We don’t know much at this point, but according to 343 Industries Head Josh Holmes there is a Limited Edition Xbox One console on the way.
News of the Halo 5 Xbox One console comes by way of a fans’ Twitter inquiry to which Holmes responded with the below message:
While Microsoft has yet to make anything official, it seems like a no-brainer that they would release a Halo-themed Xbox One console in time for the sequel’s release. With little in the way of competition this fall (although that could certainly change), Halo 5: Guardians is poised to make a ton of money and likely move a lot of Xbox One consoles. So, what better way to capitalize on that then to release a console themed around said game. Microsoft did a similar thing with Sunset Overdrive and that game didn’t have the same amount of cache that Halo does.
To that end, we’d hope that Microsoft does something interesting with the Halo Xbox One console. Another shot at an all-white edition would likely draw a lot of attention, but even something with its own color scheme might be exciting. That being said, there have been some misses on the Xbox One Limited Edition front; the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare console, for example, left a lot to be desired.
But of course we’re getting ahead of ourselves. It’s best for Halo fans to keep their enthusiasm tabled until Microsoft actually announces something official regarding this Halo 5 Limited Edition Xbox One console.
What are your hopes for the Halo 5 Xbox One? If the design were cool enough would you be convinced to buy the console?
Halo 5: Guardians releases October 27, 2015 for Xbox One.
Source: Josh Holmes