Microsoft will release a limited edition Xbox One S that Minecraft fans will surely love. During its Gamescom press conference, the company showed a Minecraft-themed Xbox One S, in all its pixelated glory.
It looks gorgeous, needless to say, and it came as a nice bonus surprise in a conference filled with surprises, including a special "Project Scorpio" edition of the Xbox One X, out Nov. 7.
Limited Edition 'Minecraft' Xbox One S Bundle
The limited edition console features a custom grass design, which is a common visual element in the popular sandbox game. It has a Minecraft Creeper-inspired controller, a vertical stand, a transparent underside that's accented with Redstone circuits. It even comes with Minecraft system sounds, for good measure.
The console itself has 1 TB of storage and comes bundled with a full game download of Minecraft in addition to the Redstone Pack. Take note, Minecraft die-hards: Microsoft says the bundle will be available only in limited quantities, so expect these to go out quickly. Hopefully, they won't end up on eBay with a 400 percent markup. Microsoft is now taking preorders for the bundle, with a launch date of Oct. 13 in "all Xbox One markets" except China and Brazil for some reason.
Custom 'Minecraft'-Themed Xbox One Controllers
The console looks great because Microsoft didn't underplay the design — it went full-on Minecraft, with the body clad in a glorious green and brown combo of pixelated awesomeness. The custom Xbox One controller is the cherry on top. It has green thumbsticks, a green directional pad, and green face buttons featuring Minecraft's signature blocky font. Gamers may purchase the controller separately for $74.99. There's also a cute pig version that's just too adorable to look at. It literally looks like a pig is staring at you.
If you chose to get the whole bundle, that'll cost you $399.99. But if you want only the controllers, they will be available at Microsoft stores and Target locations beginning Sept. 5. Other retailers will get it several days late on Sept. 12. If you're interested in getting the bundle, better preorder now since there's no assurance to the exact number of units Microsoft will produce.
The bundle looks more like a limited edition item geared for Minecraft fans rather than something Microsoft will aggressively push for the holiday season, although that's possible, too. In both scenarios, though, it's easy to imagine units running out quickly.
Planning to get this Minecraft-themed Xbox One S? What do you think about the design of the console and the controller? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!