Jan 24, 2017 07:25 AM EST
Xbox One S February Bundles: Get Gold Membership, 1TB Consoles For ‘Halo Wars 2,’ ‘Forza Horizon 3’
The first two Xbox One S deals for this year have been announced by Microsoft to the delight of players everywhere. The February bundles comprise "Halo Wars 2" and "Forza Horizon 3."
The "Halo Wars 2" and "Forza Horizon 3" bundles will each have a $350 price, and will go on sale on Feb. 17, 2017, according to Microsoft's announcement. For the "Halo Wars 2" bundle, players will get a 1 TB Xbox One S console and a copy of the RTS installment's Ultimate Edition.
Aside from that, the "Halo Wars 2" Xbox One S bundle comes with a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial membership so players can experience -- albeit briefly -- Games With Gold. "Halo Wars 2" officially launches on Feb. 21.
Microsoft's "Forza Horizon 3" bundle has two price points: a 500 GB ($300) and a 1 TB ($350) version, both of which come with a Play Anywhere download code for the game installment. Other contents include a 14-day Xbox Live Gold membership.
The 500 GB variant of the "Forza Horizon 3" bundle will be available worldwide on Feb. 7. The 1 TB system, on the other hand, can now be purchased on the Microsoft Store and some stores in the United States. Other retailers will receive the 1 TB system starting on Feb. 7.
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Microsoft's previous bundles include "Halo 5," "FIFA 17," "Battlefield 1," "Gears of War 4" and "Minecraft," among others. The full list of available Xbox One S bundles can be viewed here.
The Xbox One S, which was released last summer, is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One console. It can have up to 2 TB of internal storage and is equipped with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Video Streaming. The Xbox One S also comes with an internal power supply, meaning there are fewer cables required to connect a user's entertainment center.
With these abilities, the Xbox One S is perfectly capable of displaying richer and brighter colors of games such as "Forza Horizon 3" and "Gears of War 4." The console's High Dynamic Range technology enhances games' visual depths and showcased a balanced ratio between light and dark colors.
The Blitz mode beta for "Halo Wars 2" is available now. The mode combines traditional real-time-strategy with collectible-card-game. "Forza Horizon 3," meanwhile, recently released a DLC called the Rockstar Car Pack that contains seven exciting cars.