Folks looking to grab a new Xbox One S now have even more choices available to them; joining the list of available bundles for the Microsoft Console are the Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3 bundles.
Previous bundles of the console have come with games such as Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, and Minecraft, however, unlike some of the these, Microsoft’s new bundles does not come with any color themes for the console and its included controller.
Forza Horizon 3 Bundles
This bundle actually comes in two flavors to choose from, with the only difference being the hard drive space available. A $299 500GB edition and a $349 1TB edition offering double the capacity for games and apps on the console.
With most gamers buying their games digitally, and even retail copies requiring an installation to the console itself; choosing the latter may be the better choice when considering the rising installation sizes of games these days.
Both Forza Horizon 3 bundle versions come with the Xbox One S console along with an Xbox Wireless Controller, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial and a digital code for the Microsoft-published Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition.
The 1TB version is already available on the Microsoft Store, with the 500GB version coming out on February 7th.
Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle
Unlike the Forza bundle, this one comes with just a 1TB capacity version available to purchase. Other than that, the contents are mostly the same as before. An Xbox One S console with a wireless controller and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.
Microsoft’s inclusion of the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2, however, makes this bundle an eye catcher. The bundle comes with digital codes for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars 2 Season Pass and even including the recent re-release of the first game – Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.
Additionally, this $349 bundle releases on February 17th, which is four days before the release date of Halo Wars 2. As a result, anyone pre-ordering the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle gets to play the game before everyone else.
Lastly, keep in mind that both Forza Horizon 3 and Halo Wars 2 are Xbox Play Anywhere titles. Meaning the digital codes in the bundles will give access to both Xbox One and Windows 10 versions for free.