You Can Now Get The Xbox One S In 'Deep Blue' And 'Storm Grey'

Xbox One S new coloursImage: Supplied

To celebrate the release of Battlefield 1 and Gears Of War 5, Microsoft is releasing two new-look versions of its Xbox One S video game console. The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition is dark blue, whereas the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition is finished in grey. Both will be available from November 1 for $399 and come bundled with the aforementioned games.

We're big fans of the Xbox One S here at Lifehacker. It's currently the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player on the market which, if you're a videophile, is the only reason you need to snap one up. In addition, it adds HDR gaming and streaming capabilities, a built-in power supply and an improved controller compared to the Xbox One. It's also a whopping 40 per cent smaller.

One problem people had with the Xbox One S was its stark white finish which was reminiscent of the Nintendo Wii. This is an issue that the new models' colour palettes are looking to remedy.

The new-look console bundles are as follows:

  • Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition 500GB Bundle in Deep Blue: available 1 Nov 2016 exclusively at Microsoft Store and EB Games for $399
  • Xbox One S Gears of War 4 1TB Bundle – available 11th Oct 2016 at Microsoft Store and selected retailers from $499
  • Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition 500GB Bundle in Storm Grey – available 1 Nov 2016 exclusively at JB Hi-Fi and Microsoft Store for RRP AU$399

There's also a new Xbox One S Minecraft Favourites bundle which comes in the original white finish. Like the Gears of War 4 and Battlefield 1 Special Editions, it will be available from 1 November for $399.

The Gears of War 4 and Battlefield 1 bundles come with a matching controller. Note that the "bundled" games are in the form of a digital download code. You're basically getting the included game for free though, so y'know; gift horses and all that.

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Comments

    I suppose I could live with storm grey. I bet the second I settle they release a black "Elite" console. AV equipment is black, I don't buy white AV equipment.

      i too want a black one, every other console i own is black, same as my tv

        Gotta be black. Preferably matte. Nothing worse than watching a movie in a dark room with a bright white box just sitting at the edge of your peripheral vision.

    yeh black would be cool, it would match my soul

    Wow, that's the quickest video game sequel release in a LONG time, Chris!

    "Gears Of War 5"

    500GB HDD though. Why.. The blue looks nice in the image here, wonder if it's that matte looking finish displayed there.

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