Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One S hardware bundle at the end of September that includes downloadable copies of Minecraft for the Xbox One and Windows 10, along with an array of bonus Minecraft-themed goodies.
The package is one of Microsoft’s first hardware bundles to feature its upgraded Xbox One S console, which boasts 4K video playback and other technical improvements.
Microsoft’s upcoming hardware bundle follows up on Minecraft‘s 2014 Xbox One debut. Initially available for PC platforms, Minecraft saw numerous console ports in recent years, inspiring young players to create and maintain thousands of blocky virtual worlds across the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and other supported platforms.
Microsoft purchased Minecraft and creator Mojang for a total of $2.5 billion in 2014, and the company has greatly expanded
Minecraft‘s Windows 10 port appears to be a particular focus for Microsoft, as digital codes for both the Xbox One and
In addition to serving up digital codes for Minecraft, the upcoming Xbox One S bundle includes
The Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle is available for pre-order via Amazon for $300 and is due to launch in North America on September 27. The bundle will ship to the U.K. and select European territories on October 11. A release for Australia and New Zealand is set for November 1.
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