[UPDATE] White Xbox One coming in 2014, Halo 2: Anniversary edition, and Titanfall console spotted - Report

Microsoft also said to be looking into 1TB Xbox One model, and thinking about one without a Blu-Ray drive.

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Image credit: NeoGAF.

UPDATE: From the same NeoGaf thread that revealed the white console, we also have tentative details on a few games. Take all of this with an "unconfirmed" grain of salt:

  • Halo 5 is coming in 2015
  • Halo 2 is getting the Anniversary edition treatment
    • One special edition "war" bundle will include ports of Halo 3 and 4 for Xbox One
    • beta access to Halo 5 bundled in
    • The game will be 1080p
    • Same dev and Halo Anniversary edition
    • Multiplayer included
  • Crackdown 3 is going to be announced at E3, releasing sometime in 2016
  • Forza Horizon is coming this fall -- 1080p and open-world
  • Quantum Break will be a holiday 2014 title
  • Sunset Overdrive is coming fall 2014
  • Fable Legends is slated for summer 2015
  • Fable Anniversary isn't coming to Xbox One
  • The next Gears of War won't be here for at least another 2.5 years.
  • Titanfall DLC coming 45 days then 120 days after release.
  • Along with the white Xbox One mentioned below, Microsoft is considering a $399 version without the optical drive.
  • Platinum Games has a title coming (codenamed Project Nagano) for March 2016

The original story appears below:

Microsoft is cooking up all sorts of new Xbox One models, according to a new report, including a white variant, a console with a 1TB hard drive, and even a machine without a Blu-ray drive.

The news was originally posted on NeoGAF, and the leaked information was later corroborated by The Verge.

A white version of the Xbox One already exists, with the lighter units made available at launch to the development team behind Microsoft's latest console. A few of the white machines were auctioned for charity, with one even racking up an impressive $11,300.

The NeoGAF poster says Microsoft will launch the white Xbox One to coincide with the release of Sunset Overdrive. Could it be a limited-edition machine? The person leaking the information also released a picture of an upcoming Titanfall-themed Xbox One. If true, the machine will presumably launch alongside the game on March 11.

The poster also said Microsoft will release a firmware update for the Xbox One in March that will fix the machine's oft-criticised party chat system, and other social features. Microsoft pledged to improve these systems back in December.

GameSpot has contacted Microsoft to ask if it can comment on any of these rumours.

Discussion

1224 comments
PS4Lives
PS4Lives

They should make the disc drive swap able to HHD bay like the notebooks.There is no valid reason to cover that hole. 

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

White......goddamn it.  #wantbuthaveblack

spike6958
spike6958

Gears is 2.5 years away huh? Just in time for the series 10th Anniversary... would be awesome to see a Gears Anniversary from Black Tusk to show us they can handle the series, just like how 343 did Halo Anniversary.

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

Reminds me from Halo 3 bundle, One of the best FPS bundles I've ever seen.

Pavel Tykva
Pavel Tykva

looks awsome! its a pitty that you cant buy Titanfalls CE together with this collection :/

delta5931
delta5931

NeoGAF? News from them about Microsoft? Take it with a grain of salt. Heres why:
1) NeoGAF is the most pro Sony site on the web. Period

2) Sony owns stock in NeoGAF.

3) They will ban you if you say positive things about Microsoft

4) They praise Sony like they are gods even if Sony has a major blunder, and smack Microsoft down for basically anything.

You may think IGN and GameSpot are biased. But the biased one here is NeoGAF.

Radnen
Radnen

You need the blu-ray drive in a X1, otherwise it'll invalidate all blu-ray disc based games. Unless it is some kind of online-only type box, then $400 won't be comparable to the PS4 in that case.

madgame23
madgame23

I hear that there is a possible XBONE price reduce.  If its so, and they don't remove the Bluetooth or the Bluray, I would be def interested.  I would set the money aside to get it.  I only buy consoles for the really good exclusives and if Halo will be out next year, I will def get it by then!  I don't care about the Kinect, as long as I don't do anything in front of it that would be OMG worthy, I really have nothing to worry about, just cover the monitor and such.  Everything in our lives tracks and monitors and records what we do, our phones, computers, internet activity so having a device that does it also isn't going to change anything! :)  Oh, yeah that design for the Titanfall console looks sick!!

Defender1978
Defender1978

A Halo 2 remake for Xbox One and not the 360?  Nice.  Too bad the Xbox One can't play my copies of Halo Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach, and Halo 4.  Oh well.  

Ambivalist
Ambivalist

That's a really slick fucking design for that Titanfall XB1. Not sure if I'd be willing to commit to that being a permanent fixture in my front room though. For stuff like that, subtle, plain designs are usually best. The controller on the other hand, if I get an XB1, I might have to grab that.

musicXpirate
musicXpirate

If they can manage to recreate Halo 2's multiplayer and not make it a Halo 5 map pack I will buy an XBOXONE.

eternity888
eternity888

"no optical drive" for ppl who are more interested in media and streaming games from the internet 

Henninger
Henninger

They better go back on the policy that we can't change out the hard drive if they release a 1tb console.

dajeffect
dajeffect

Some times i feel sorry for Microsoft, there is this global campaign called lets shit on all Microsoft does, if they bring the price down then they are cunts, if they charge 100 more than they are cunts, if they give bundles and give free games they are desperate, if they give no free games then they are greedy, If they make different variants to suit different gaming needs they are terrible, if they don't change anything they don't listen to the consumer.

I have all 3 consoles i am a gamer first, i don't give loyalty to no company, but i have to admit the Microsoft gets a tougher treatment, when in some instances Sony is just as bad but get praise for the simplest of things, I don't care if Microsoft releases 20 different xboxes , you don't have to buy all of them buy the one that suits your gaming needs, or if none do then buy a ps4 but to look for Microsoft artiles just to troll them is a bit sad,Also to this sad debate about frame rates and resolution , who really cares honestly does this really matter, the game play is all that should matter whether a game can grab your attention and submerge you into it, My TV is 1080p and i can tell you most of the programing is not full HD and i dont sit there and go i can't believe that show wasn't 1080p.


crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Damn, Microsoft, if you want to sell these thing, just get rid of the stupid-ass Kinect.

tim1935
tim1935

How can it be an all-in-one home entertainment center system without a BluRay drive???  Isn't that what they've touted from the beginning?  I play my home movie collection all the time and rent BluRays from RedBox.

ijx
ijx

Damage limitation leak designed to change the narrative from the previous thread of resolution and frames per second - which had become uncomfortable for Microsoft with recent games showing poorer performance on Xbox One compared to PS4.


Kinect seems like a real millstone around the Xbox brands neck - if true these leaks suggest a console retailing at the same price as PS4, with lower performance and no disc drive - so tied to downloadable games, with a probably unreplaceable HDD.


The rest is the usual MS "more to share" in the future BS.


Difficult to believe this is from the same people who gave us the xbox 360 - in truth it isn't- looks like the MBA's and parasites like Don Mattrick have destroyed the brand.

auntbessie
auntbessie

Different colour and bigger hard drive but it's still ugly as fuck

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I hope the Halo 2 thing is real.

jayjay444
jayjay444

1080p remastered Halo 2 with 1080p and MP!!!!???? thank god I went with a Xbox One, on another note a Xbox One for $399 with no blu-ray drive? how the fuck you suppose to play the games you buy lmao? who ever is running the Xbox part of MS fire them because they're clearly retarded a $399 Xbox One with no Kinnect makes much much more sense in my opinion. 

rasterror
rasterror

I will gladly trade my day one edition for this Titan fall version. I love the design. I'm glad to see that MS is still coming out with custom game esition consoles. I wish Sony would do the same.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

@PS4Lives  yep, i have to say if microsoft fucks up with titanfall or halo 5 it will be the end of them 

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

@Radnen  Yeah - I really don't see how they could do that, especially since the next generation has been defined as having physical disc drives and the ability to play movies.DVDs.

Of course, if this is true it would just prove that both MS and Sony are probably trying to push the market towards digital/downloadable material only, and will be hoisting up massive, online catalogs of games and movies for rent/purchase.  Which is probably going to happen anyways.

slipknotmaggot1
slipknotmaggot1

@madgame23  well if you read the article, it says "without the optical drive". so i'm assuming that means the connect.

darkrayne
darkrayne

@Ambivalist Really? I thinks it's impossible to tell the design has anything to do with Titan Fall. People would probably mistake it for a Nintendo as well.. as in, the first ever Nintendo console. Give it a Google image and put them side by side....

itswinter
itswinter

@dajeffect  The resolution is a big problem.  The leak also said they will drop the Kinect's gpu usage down to 2% instead of 10%, so that should help a lot.  Tomb Raider DE is in 1080p but not 60fps, so that could mean the launch games were rushed, but maybe after they drop the Kinect's gpu usage (which they should) they could do updates for games.  Btw, they don't need an X1 without a disc drive, they need one without the Kinect.  Then they will start doing well.  Can't wait for Sunset and Titanfall, and I really want the Titanfall X1 and the limited edition white that they said may be released with Sunset Overdrive.  (I already have an X1 but I want them, lol...)

kingfish1984
kingfish1984

@dajeffect Funny thing is no one goes after these companies (both Sony and Microsoft) for the real evils they do, like having their machines built in sweatshop like conditions in China.

And everyone used to pick on companies for just upgrading graphics each generation (like a certain PS4...) and there's nothing wrong with that either but don't bash a company for trying something different (like Kinect). 

gamer112696
gamer112696

I couldn't agree more. I don't have all 3 consoles though...but I have the PS4 and Xbox One. I'm not really sure when it became 'cool' to bash Microsoft in everyway. Sony and Microsoft both offer me a lot. PS Plus always has a couple good free games on occasion and Microsoft almost always gives me $10 towards the Xbox Store for pre-order from them.

kingfish1984
kingfish1984

@crunchb3rry No, I'm sick of playing the same games generation after generation.  Let them push something new for once.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Seriously, they have ruined what the X360 had going....I had tons of fun with the X360. I now share that fun with my PS4.

bigruss51
bigruss51

@jayjay444 They really want this Kinect thing to work for them. I say give them time to see what developers can do with it. I don't see a need to buy either the xbone or ps4 right now until we can get our hands on a bunch of good games.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

I tried to read your post....but seriously, take a composition class, bud.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Wow, so you go from one marketing gimmick to another marketing gimmick. You are the bread and butter of MS's marketing team.

anadiplosis1984
anadiplosis1984

@deadpen  its like 50MB dude... and where do you think the ability to read a bluray would exist if not in some type of software which takes up memory. At least on the X1 you have the choice to not have the software take up any space if you don't use it.

bigruss51
bigruss51

@g0ldenpr0pet There's nothing wrong with buying what you want. I like the titan fall version of the xbone as well, I'm just not interested in microsofts console because of all the shit they tried to pull on us gamers.

deadpen
deadpen

@anadiplosis1984 @deadpen  Well I didn't bother downloading it since my ps3 ps4 and laptop plays them, but on the psessesses it didn't take up any of my hdd space it was just standard.