Awesome New Hardware Incoming for the Xbox One

By Cindy Minguez, 1 year ago
At this year's Gamescom, Microsoft has announced some cool new equipment - bundles, controllers, even headsets - coming to the Xbox One. You can choose between 500 GB or one 1 TB. Whoa, that's a bunch of space! Additionally, you can choose among FIFA 16, Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, and Madden NFL 16. Pricing on the FIFA bundle is as follows, and it's available for pre-order now. It will hit stores September 15th.
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...starting at a special price of €369 / £319 with pricing varying by region, the Xbox One EA Sports FIFA 16 Bundle comes in both 1TB or 500GB in select regions, and they can be yours beginning September 15.

Each bundle includes an Xbox One wireless controller and a downloadable copy of FIFA 16, along with three Xbox-exclusive FIFA Ultimate Team Loan Legends. The 500GB bundle gets you one free month of EA Access, while the 1TB bundle is decked out with a headset and a full year’s EA Access membership.
Next up is the latest Halo hardware. Halo 5: Guardians' eagerly anticipated release will be preceded by some hardware as we wait. First is the limited edition bundle.
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Our Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle is headlined by a 1TB custom-designed Xbox One console and controller, inspired by Spartan Locke and UNSC technology. It features two-tone paneling, blue metallic accents, graphics on the vents, and in-game sounds, including the Plasma Grenade charging up when turning the console on, smart-link activation when hitting the eject button and more. The sleek design details extend to the included Limited Edition wireless controller – which complements the console with chrome and metal details, and a honeycomb pattern and insignias. It also includes a 3.5mm audio jack, allowing you to plug your favorite gaming or audiophile headphones directly into the controller, making it perfect for Halo 5 multiplayer sessions. And, the mono Xbox One Chat headset is included, featuring mute switch, rotational volume dial and adjustable mic boom. The bundle is truly a one-of-a-kind collector’s item.

The bundle includes a full game download of Halo 5: Guardians. You’ll also get the Warzone REQ Bundle, which packs in 14 premium Requisition Packs, FOTUS-class armor, and exclusive multiplayer emblem. As if that wasn’t enough, the bundle also includes an alloy Guardian model designed by Metal Earth, the Halo: The Fall of Reach animated series, team dossiers for Blue & Osiris, and Spartan Locke’s classified orders. The bundle is available in most major markets worldwide starting on October 20 (October 22 in Japan), priced at $499.99 USD. If you purchase this bundle, you will have the added benefit of pre-downloading Halo 5: Guardians in advance, so you’re locked, loaded and ready to play on day one - October 27.
Two limited edition controllers are available for Halo 5: the Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller and the Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians - The Master Chief Wireless Controller (the green one), which will retail for $69.99 (or regional equivalent) each. The blue one is included in the Halo 5 bundle. The Master Chief version is sold on its own and includes a bonus REQ pack with Dauntless visor. Both controllers have a 3.5 mm audio jack. Both controllers will be available in early October.

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Finally is the ASTRO Gaming A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition Headset. Retailing for $220 (or regional equivalent), the headset promises "an unprecedented level of control over your gaming audio environment" and includes an in-game REQ Pack. This, too, may be pre-ordered; it will hit shelves in September.



The Forza bundle we told you about in June will be available September 15th for $399 (or regional equivalent).

Lastly, we have the Madden NFL 16 bundle, coming August 18th.
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Featuring an Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, giving you tons of space for games, a full download of Madden NFL 16 to play when the game launches on Aug. 25, plus a one-year subscription to EA Access, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle is built for sports fans...Plus, if you’re a fan of any EA game, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle with one year of EA Access is a dream come true. On top of access to The Vault, a collection of awesome EA titles that are free to play anytime, and saving 10 percent on all EA digital purchases, EA Access gives members the chance play upcoming EA games on Xbox One for a limited time before their release and the ability to keep your progress if you decide to purchase the game. That’s right, with EA Access, you can take Madden NFL 16 for a spin beginning on Aug. 20 before the full game launches on Aug. 25 only on Xbox One.The Madden bundle can be pre-ordered now for $399 (or regional equivalent).
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy has been writing for TA/TT for three years now and is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueTrophies. She's an English instructor at a small college and considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.