Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Console In The Works
A limited edition, Halo 5: Guardians-themed Xbox One console is in the works at Microsoft, according to a Tweet from the studio head of 343 Industries. Unfortunately, Josh Holmes' Tweet about the bundle was removed, but we all know nothing is ever really deleted from the Internet, as Game Informer has provided exactly what the Halo lead said. Responding to a question from a fan on social media, Holmes spilled the beans on what most of us thought to be inevitable.
"There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet," Holmes said.
Of course, a picture of that "pretty sweet" console was nowhere to be found, only Mr. Holmes' word that it does indeed exist and that he likes the design. While we appreciate the honesty, we're not going to pass judgment until we see it for ourselves — it's not like Holmes would publicly admit that the console was fugly.
This continues the trend of Halo games receiving limited edition Xbox consoles that started with Halo 3 in 2007 and has continued with every Halo game launched except for Halo 3: ODST, which had custom controllers only. While the Master Chief Collection's console bundle only included the game and didn't change the ordinary Xbox One look, every new major Halo entry gave the console a brand new makeover, and we expect the same to happen here.
What we're most interested in is how much this custom Halo 5 console will cost when it launches. The Xbox One has been hovering at $349 for a while now, and we wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft decided to leave the core Xbox One at that price and launch the limited edition console at the original $399 price tag.
We'll see what happens with this shiny new Xbox One when Halo 5: Guardians launches October 27 exclusively on Xbox One.