If you've been holding out on purchasing an, Microsoft has a pretty great deal lined up for the back half of 2015.
During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson announced that the upcoming Ultimate Edition, a remake of the first Gears game, will be bundled with Xbox One systems. The bundle will begin appearing in stores on Aug. 25, the same day that the new game launches.
Fergusson said that Ultimate Edition will be bundled with "every Xbox One sold" beginning Aug. 25 and lasting until the end of the year. However, a press release sent by Microsoft after the event clarifies that this deal is "at select retailers, including Microsoft stores," and "while supplies last."
The bundle will include an Xbox One with a 500 GB hard drive, an Xbox One wireless controller and a digital download code for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. It will also include a special multiplayer skin for Cole, access to the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta in 2016 and a 14-day trial for Xbox Live Gold. The bundle will retail for $349, the same price as a 500 GB Xbox One without the free game included.
During the same panel, Fergusson also discussed why Gears of War: Ultimate Edition won't include Horde Mode, a popular game mode that appeared in the Gears sequels. You can read more about that here.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition comes out for Xbox One on Aug. 25, 2015. It has also been announced for PC, although a release date has not been confirmed.