If you watched football at all this weekend, you probably see that Titanfall 2 trailer every time you close your eyes. But that’s not the only EA game Microsoft is marketing. Battlefield 1 is also getting the Microsoft push. And that means special bundles.
If you’re in the market for a new Xbox One but aren’t digging the all-white, Microsoft announced a few new options today. One of them looks good. The other? Not so much.
Those who like the clean, white look can pick up the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle for $299. You’ll get the console, a copy of Battlefield 1 and one month of EA Access. And a 500GB hard drive which you will fill up with about 10 games, if you’re lucky.
Battlefield 1 will be playable via EA Access. I’m not sure on the specifics, but most games follow the usual five days early with 10 hours of play time. I imagine Battlefield 1 will be similar.
The white Battlefield 1 Xbox One S bundle will hit stores in the U.S. on October 21.
The best new color will test your patience. A Storm Grey Special Edition 500GB Bundle is exclusive to Microsoft Stores and Wal-Mart. It includes everything in the first bundle, but won’t be available until November 1.
If you’re a fan of military green and need some extra hard space, the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle (1TB) checks both boxes. This bundle is packed with the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition (and the various pre-order bonuses packed within it). This bundle hits U.S. stores on October 18th for $349. It’s a good value, just a shame about the color. Military green and video game consoles don’t gel well together.
Bring Xbox Design Lab to consoles
That Storm Grey Special Edition Bundle looks damn good. But it got me thinking. Microsoft should bring consoles to the Xbox Design Lab. Don’t know what that is? You pay $80 to customize a Xbox Wireless Controller in whatever color combinations you can think of.
Here are a few examples:
Microsoft should let us do the same for consoles. Will they? Probably not. One of the selling points for some of these bundles will be the unique colors. But it would be neat if they gave us the option. Plus, how hard can it be to paint the console one color? It’s not like they will be mixing several different colors together like they do with the controllers.
Would you pay a little extra to get an Xbox One S in the color you want?