[Update: Microsoft have confirmed that the custom Crimson Omen Xbox One controller will be available to purchase separately from the new limited edition Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console.]
As reported earlier this week, Microsoft has since confirmed the existence of the first custom model of their new slimmer console, the 2TB Gears of War 4 Xbox One S.
With a striking blood red colour, battle worn laser-etched scratches and the recognisable Crimson Omen, the console looks as if it was lifted right out of the Gears of War universe. The upcoming Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console also comes with an exclusive redesigned blood red Xbox One controller; featuring a textured grip for enhanced comfort, improved wireless performance for twice the wireless range and built-in Bluetooth for easy connection to your Windows 10 PC, laptop and tablet. However, this controller is not the previously announced Gears of War 4 Elite controller, something that many people were hoping to be included with this bundle.
The limited edition Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console includes the following items:
- Custom battle worn 2TB Gears of War 4 Xbox One S console in blood red with custom sounds
- Matching redesigned Xbox One wireless controller with improved wireless and Bluetooth support
- 4K Ultra HD video and Blu-ray playback and vertical stand
- High Dynamic Range support for games and video (requires compatible TV and title)
- Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition digital download for both Xbox One and Windows 10
- Early access to Gears of War 4 on the 7th October 2016
- Gears of War 4 Season Pass, featuring exclusive vintage VIP Pack, six additional Gear Packs and Pre-Order Vintage Del Gear Pack
While it’s unknown whether the new Xbox One controller will be available to purchase separate from the console, Microsoft has confirmed that they are currently working on another Gears of War 4 custom controller, designed after JD Fenix’s armour, featuring metallic blue accents and the COG logo. The Gears of War 4 JD Fenix custom controller will also come with three in-game gear packs, containing in-game weapons and items, as well as an exclusive multiplayer lobby emblem.
The controller will be available on 13th September 2016, priced at £64.99/$74.99.