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New Xbox One 1TB Release Date and Free Game: Shipping Start on June 16 With Free Copy of 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection'

( [email protected] ) Jun 11, 2015 12:14 AM EDT
The new Microsoft Xbox One 1TB console will start shipping to retailers on June 16 in the United States and it comes with a free copy of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the official Xbox web site, has confirmed.
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The new Microsoft Xbox One 1TB console will start shipping to retailers on June 16 in the United States and it comes with a free copy of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the official Xbox web site, has confirmed.

The Xbox One 1TB console is sporting a new matte finish and discarding the old glossy black. The console will be sold $399 and will be available in selected markets later this month, the web site added.

The web site said of the Xbox One 1TB unveiling, "Since Xbox One launched, one of the most frequent requests from fans is to add more storage to their consoles. Today, we're unveiling the Xbox One 1TB console, with a new matte finish and more storage for your games and media, making it the best place to play the biggest blockbusters this holiday like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6. Only Xbox offers the most choice when it comes to storage options, now with increased on-board storage as well as the capability to extend game storage by adding an external USB 3.0 drive."

It added that the newly designed Xbox One Wireless Controller that now comes with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack that allows players to use their own headphones while playing.

In addition to the volume and mute controls on faming headset, the upgraded Xbox One 1TB, players will also have the option to adjust headset volume, mic monitoring, and voice and game audio balance through the Settings menu on the wireless console. 

Microsoft said it has improved the quality of audio coming through the controller and 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.

The updated Xbox One Wireless Controller has fine-tuned the bumpers for more consistent performance anywhere along the full surface of the bumper. "And we've 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," the web site continued.