Since Xbox One launched, one of the most frequent requests from fans is to add more storage to their consoles. Today, Microsoft unveiling the Xbox One 1TB console with a new matte finish.
Microsoft will now offer this Xbox in a bundle also including their newly designed Xbox One Wireless Controller that now comes with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, and in select regions for a limited time, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the definitive Halo experience on Xbox One.
Xbox One 1TB consoles will start shipping to retailers June 16 in the United States and select markets later this month and will be available starting at $399 USD ERP. The console bundle will also ship to select retails in Ireland on June 16 for €449 ERP. Microsoft also announced that starting today, the $349 USD price on all standard Xbox One 500GB consoles will be permanent.
The new controller, featuring a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, will let you plug your favorite gaming headset right into the controller. With the updated controller, in addition to the volume and mute controls on gaming headsets, you’ll also have the option to adjust headset volume, mic monitoring, and voice and game audio balance through the Settings menu on your console. The quality of audio coming through the controller has been improved and they increased the maximum audio volume on headsets used with this controller, based on fan feedback.
All existing controller accessories will work with the updated controller, including the Stereo Headset Adapter for those who want the convenience of fingertip control for their audio. In addition to audio improvements, Microsoft fine-tuned the bumpers for more consistent performance anywhere along the full surface of the bumper.
Along with the hardware updates, Microsoft have now enabled wireless firmware updates on the updated controller which eliminates having to connect the controller via USB cable to receive updates. What’s more, fans will be able to purchase the new controller as a standalone item in black as well as a new camouflage design in silver and black with the Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller.
Starting this fall, you’ll be able to purchase the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows to enjoy the freedom and convenience of the wireless controller on Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets. With the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, you’ll simply plug the Adapter into the USB 2.0 or 3.0 port of your Windows 10 PC and bind the Adapter to your Wireless Controller to enable the same gaming experience you’re used to on Xbox One, including in-game chat and high-quality stereo audio. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will be available for $24.99 U.S. MSRP or bundled with an Xbox One Wireless Controller for $79.95 U.S. MSRP and sold in most markets where Xbox accessories are currently available.