October 27, 2021

Microsoft Announces Limited Edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X, Elite Controller – PCMag

https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-announces-limited-edition-halo-infinite-xbox-series-x-elite-controller

Limited edition games consoles are always a good way to boost hardware sales, and Microsoft just announced its first for this generation of consoles.

As a way of celebrating both the 20th anniversary of Halo and the launch of Halo Infinite, Microsoft created a custom version of its latest Xbox console called the Xbox Series X – Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle for $549. It includes a custom console design “imprinted with stars as seen from the surface of Zeta Halo – extending onto the fan behind a blue vent inspired by Cortana.” It’s complimented by an Xbox wireless controller sporting the same design and a copy of Halo Infinite. The controller has an iridium gold 20-year mark on the back.

Although this limited edition console costs $50 more than a standard Xbox Series X, your are getting Halo Infinite thrown in, which would normally cost $60.

If you want this Limited Edition Xbox, it launches on Nov. 15. However, demand will be very high so pre-ordering is really the only way you’re going to guarantee getting one. Microsoft is already offering pre-orders via Xbox.com, and select retailers are allowing pre-orders, too.

Being unable to get your hands on one of these Xbox consoles doesn’t mean you’re out of options for limited edition Halo gear, though. Microsoft is also releasing a Halo Infinite Limited Edition Elite Series 2 controller. The design is inspired by Master Chief’s armor and “features a battle-worn, matte metallic green with an iridium gold D-pad and comes with an arsenal of swappable components and a custom carrying case emblazoned with the iconic UNSC insignia.”

As with all Elite controllers, this one is certainly not cheap. It launches on Nov. 15 alongside the limited edition console, costs $199.99, and can also be pre-ordered directly from Microsoft or from select retailers.

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Razer Halo Headset and Seagate Halo Game Drive

And finally, Microsoft has partnered with Seagate and Razer to launch additional hardware to help celebrate 20 years of Halo. That hardware takes the form of a Halo Infinite Special Edition Seagate Game Drive for Xbox, and a Halo Infinite Edition Razer Kaira Pro for Xbox.

The Game Drive with exclusive outer casing artwork will offer 2TB ($99.99) and 5TB ($159.99) storage options, and Microsoft suggests storing Halo Infinite on it while playing the game on Xbox One. Both models launch in October. The Razer headset uses a patented three-part design and 50mm drivers. There’s no release date or price confirmed yet, but the headset does include a “Deathly Poison Armor Coating” in-game bonus for Halo Infinite.

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