Microsoft wants everyone to own an Xbox One S, and with that, the company has formulated several deals to get the device into as many homes as it can. The latest deal will see consumers walking away with an Xbox One S, The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians and a $50 Dell gift card.
The bundle costs $299, and the Xbox One S included comes with a 500 GB hard drive. It should be noted that this bundle is also available on Amazon and Best Buy, but the $50 gift card is not part of the package. It's a good deal, even without the said gift card because of the free games.
Bear in mind that the offer with the gift card is available on the Dell website. Folks who are looking to purchase an Xbox One for the first time should look to this slim model and take full advantage of this deal. It won't last forever, so one should act quickly before it goes away for good.
The Xbox One S is the slim version of the original Xbox One. Microsoft says it is 40 percent smaller, and the power brick is now inside the console. That's a boon for those who are not in agreement with the huge power brick sitting outside the original device.
The new console is also capable of playing back video content in 4K and HDR. This can be done either by streaming or via the UHD Blu-Ray player. This is one of the major upsides of the Xbox One S when compared to the Sony PS4 Pro.
A typical Blu-Ray player costs about $320 so, as it stands, the Xbox One S is the cheapest UHD Blu-Ray player on the market today.
It should be noted that the Xbox One S can also play games in 4K, but not native. It upscales all titles to 4K via the upscaler built into the console itself. Now, you might be saying your 4K TV is capable of upscaling games, but it won't be better than how the Xbox One S handles things.
Outside all the 4K talk, Microsoft had several tricks up its sleeve, which it revealed at E3 2016. One of the most significant is Xbox Play Anywhere, a program that allows players to purchase a game from the Xbox Store and play that same game on a Windows 10 PC. The game can also be purchased from the Windows Store and played on an Xbox One.
ReCore is the first game to launch with this feature, the Forza Horizon 3. We expect other titles such as Gears of War 4 and all Microsoft published games to support Xbox Play Anywhere.