Earlier this morning, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed a bundle featuring the new Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive, the updated wireless controller, and a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This new bundle will ship to retailers on June 16, just in time for E3.
The updated controller–which we mentioned on The Beastcast a few weeks ago–actually offers a little more than what we first thought. On top of a standard 3.55mm audio jack (replacing the proprietary input on the previous controller), the new model has improved audio quality, a higher max volume, bumpers that have been "more finely tuned," and the ability to receive wireless firmware updates.
Hryb also noted that the company would be extending the promotional $349 price for the 500GB model indefinitely. You might remember that Microsoft debuted the price drop last holiday season, and then decided to continue the promotion after it proved successful.
Finally, Hryb announced the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, available this fall for $24.99 (or bundled with a controller for $79.95). Hryb's post only mentions Windows 10, so who knows if it will work with previous versions of Windows. Given all the attention Microsoft's been giving the increased interactivity between Windows 10 and Xbox One, though, my guess is no, at least not out of the box.
With E3 only a few days away, we'll know sooner than exactly how enticing this new bundle really is. All the price cuts and hard drive space in the world doesn't mean much without a decent lineup of games. Here's hoping they deliver.