Xbox One S mashes up with Minecraft in a new console bundle for $300
Microsoft has announced the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites console bundle. It includes the 500GB version of the console, plus download codes for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 beta versions of Minecraft, for the price of $299.99 (opens in new tab). It's now available in the U.S. and Canada.
If you have been curious about the popular sandbox game, but never played Minecraft, then this new bundle might be to your liking. Here's what you get (opens in new tab) when you purchase the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle:
- Xbox One S console (500 GB) with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and 4K video streaming plus HDR for video and gaming – so you can experience richer, more luminous colors
- New Xbox One S wireless controller with expanded range and Bluetooth support for Windows 10 PCs
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition download code, with enhanced performance and 16X bigger worlds compared to the Xbox 360 Edition
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack download code, which features the Festive Mash-up Pack, Halo Mash-up, Fantasy Texture Pack, Natural Texture Pack, City Texture Pack, Battle & Beasts Skin Pack and Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Builder's Pack download code, which includes Biome Settlers Skin Pack, Cartoon Texture Pack, Candy Texture Pack, Plastic Texture Pack, Pattern Texture Pack and the Greek Mythology Mash-up
- Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta download code
- 14 day Xbox Live Gold trial membership
The Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle will go on sale on October 11 in the UK and Europe, followed by Australia and New Zealand on November 1. It will also be released in Latin America and Asia "soon".
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I'm hoping they announce a Titanfall 2 bundle soon.
I'm surprised it took them so long to bundle Minecraft with Xbox, but this is a missed opportunity: they should've launched a special edition of the console with a Minecraft theme, like this one, and probably thrown in Minecraft: Story Mode too.
It would've been nice if they added some theming to the console.
Just out of curiosity, if I have Minecraft of the 360, can I download it on the Xbox One S as well?
No. You will have to buy a new Xbox one copy of the game. https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
By Jez Corden