Microsoft seems to have reversed every initial Xbox One policy that wasn’t met with universal praise as of this point. Now, they’ve reversed yet another one.
Despite initially claiming that white Xbox One’s would be limited to select employees of Microsoft as commemorative staff rewards (with one fetching a pretty astronomical sale on eBay!), Microsoft is now releasing the white variation of the console publicly this Fall, in a bundle with Insomniac Games’ upcoming open-world third-person shooter, Sunset Overdrive. Currently, the console’s public builds are only available in black, though several unique custom themed Xbox One’s made the rounds at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Sunset Overdrive bundle, which naturally includes a free copy of the game with the Xbox One console itself, will sell for $399.99 USD. It will also be Kinect-less, as with the other Xbox One’s selling for that price point.
The listing was initially leaked on a French website called Micromania, which has proven to be a credible source before. Microsoft seems apathetic about having to let the cat out of the bag however, particularly with Sony now releasing their own white variation of the PlayStation 4 this September, as part of a bundle with persistent online first-person shooter, Destiny.
While there’s no release date for the white Xbox One bundle at this time, it’s very likely that it will coincide with the standalone retail release of Sunset Overdrive on October 28th.
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