Titanfall Xbox One Bundle Confirmed by Microsoft
Ben Sheene / Feb 24th, 2014 No Comments
Microsoft announced today that a Titanfall Xbox One Bundle is now available for pre-order. The bundle will be available on March 11 in the United States for $499.99. On March 14 the bundle will release in the United Kingdom for £399.99, which coincides with a price drop from £429.99 for the territory.
The Titanfall Xbox One Bundle will be available for a limited time to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated exclusive from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. The bundle includes a download code for a digital copy of Titanfall, an Xbox One console which includes a Kinect sensor, an Xbox One wireless controller, an Xbox One Chat Headset, and a one month membership to Xbox Live Gold. Note that neither the Xbox One console nor the accessories are branded with any Titanfall themes, they are simply the standard black versions currently available.
[adsense250itp]When it was first revealed at E3, Titanfall impressed audiences. Boasting the pedigree of key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Respawn’s first title combined intense shooter gameplay with the support of Microsoft’s online network. Though many Sony fans hoped Titanfall would reach the PlayStation 4, Microsoft secured an exclusivity deal for the game, cementing it as the Xbox One’s “killer app.” Titanfall’s beta period just wrapped up, giving players a taste of what is to come.
Considering the hype surrounding Titanfall, it is definitely a wise decision to release an Xbox One bundle that includes the game at no additional cost. It could be a crucial tipping point for those who are on the fence about getting the console. However, it is strange that Microsoft chose not to include at least a Titanfall-themed controller or headset to set the bundle apart. After news of the PS4’s runaway success and recent release in Japan, Microsoft is no doubt hoping that Titanfall will massively boost sales.
Titanfall will release in the United States on March 11 for the Xbox One and Windows PC and on March 25 for the Xbox 360.
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