Microsoft is making its presence known as the co-marketer for Battlefield 1, announcing three new Xbox One S bundles for the upcoming World War shooter.
The first bundle comes with a “military green” theme alongside a matching controller and 1 TB hard drive. Owners also get a digital code for the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition of the game. In addition to that, the bundle comes filled to the brim with a trench of DLC; including the Hellfighter Pack, the Red Baron Pack, the Lawrence of Arabia pack, and “new visual appearances” of Behemoth vehicles. This special bundle goes on sale on October 18 for the price of $350.
Both the second and third bundles offer the standard 500 GB hard drive console with a digital copy of the game for the same price of $300. The only difference is that one comes in plain white while the other in “Storm Grey”.
Do note that the Storm Grey edition goes on sale on November 1, exclusively at Microsoft Stores and Walmart. That’s more than a week after the release of Battlefield 1. Those interested in jumping into the World War on launch-day may want to decide on another bundle.
Finally, all three Battlefield 1 Xbox One S bundles come with a one-month subscription to EA Access.
Following in Sony’s recent PlayStation Meeting, Battlefield 1 will add support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) on Xbox One S through a future patch. Currently there’s no concrete timeline for when the patch will arrive but considering Microsoft’s tone, it will be right after the game’s release. Sony has already announced that Battlefield 1 will unlock support for HDR on PlayStation 4 Pro.
Battlefield 1 just wrapped up its open beta last week. Have to say that it was quite a unique experience. Coming in from Battlefield 3 and 4, it took some time getting used to the change in setting. That being said, Battlefield 1 has promise. Electronic Arts may have made an excellent decision to go back in time for the new installment rather than keep pumping out modern military clones.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled for release on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.