With Fallout 4 set to launch next month, Microsoft and Bethesda Softworks are teaming up to give fans of the post-apocalyptic franchise a huge incentive to pick up a new Xbox One.
Obviously marketed towards gamers who have yet to purchase a current-gen console, the Xbox Wire today announced that Microsoft will be releasing a new Xbox One bundle alongside the launch of Fallout 4 this November. In addition to including an Xbox One system itself, the Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle will also feature an expanded 1TB hard drive.
The additional storage will come in handy since the bundle will also give players access to two different games. Those who pick up the new Xbox One-themed package will gain access to Fallout 4 as well as a downloadable copy of Fallout 3. This is thanks to Microsoft's push to bring backwards compatibility to the Xbox One. As the Inquisitr reported back in July, all pre-ordered copies of Fallout 4 will also include the franchise's third installment only on Xbox One.
"And today, we're thrilled to give fans the opportunity to 'welcome home' the ultimate Fallout experience, with the Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle, featuring a 1TB hard drive, the critically-acclaimed Fallout 4, and a full-game download of Fallout 3. Experience the next generation of open-world gaming from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and Skyrim. Play and store more games than ever, including Fallout 3 and other Xbox 360 games, with the 1TB hard drive and Xbox One Backward Compatibility. And don't forget, Fallout 4 players will be able to play PC mods free, first on Xbox One."Providing additional information of the upcoming Fallout 4 Xbox One bundle, Microsoft's Larry Hryb offered more details on exactly what else will be included in the package offer on his Major Nelson blog. As if an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive and two separate games wasn't enough, the bundle will also come with an Xbox One wireless controller and headset. Additionally, the Fallout 4 console deal will also include a 14 day trial for Xbox Live Gold. All of this will be available as part of the Xbox One Fallout 4 bundle for only $399.
The new bundle is part of Microsoft's new strategy to get gamers interested in purchasing an Xbox One. If Fallout 4 doesn't appeal to potential consumers, then Microsoft has plenty of other consoles bundled with a variety of other titles in order to cover multiple playstyle demographics. In fact, Hyrb pointed out in the same article that five different Xbox One bundles were announced this week alone.
"Earlier this week, we unveiled the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle, Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle, Xbox One with Kinect Bundle and the Xbox One Special Edition Gears of War Bundle."These newly available bundles join the existing Xbox One package offers to give players plenty of choices. Other Xbox One bundles feature various popular games alongside Microsoft's latest console such as Halo 5, and Madden NFL 16. There are even a couple of other bundles featuring an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive packaged with titles like FIFA 16 and Forza Motorsports 6.
Besides being able to fit several games on the large hard drive, the new 1TB Xbox One bundle will also help users store plenty of player-created mods for Fallout 4 since the latest entry in the popular Bethesda series will finally bring modding to home consoles.
With the expanded storage, players will also have more space available in the future for official Fallout 4 DLC which will land across all platforms at the same time. The Inquisitr reported earlier this week that Bethesda's Pete Hines has confirmed that there will be no timed exclusives coming for any of Fallout 4's post-launch content.
Do you have any plans on picking up the new Fallout 4 Xbox One bundle this November?
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