Microsoft Announces New Gear 5 Xbox Hardware

Posted on August 6, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 5 Comments

Microsoft today announced a suite of new Gears 5-branded hardware, including Xbox bundles, consoles, controllers, and more.

“We’re just a month away from early access for Gears 5 with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and to celebrate the occasion, The Coalition has announced a suite of new Gears 5 hardware,” an Xbox representative told me. “Preorders begin today at select retailers worldwide, including a Microsoft Store near you and online.”

Here’s what’s coming.

Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle. This $500 bundle features the first Limited Edition Xbox One X since the Project Scorpio Edition. It was designed by The Coalition and the Xbox Industrial Design Team and features “a never-before-seen dark translucent casing and laser-etched cracks across the console’s icy top surface, with snow drifting across a golden Locust symbol on the back.” The bundle includes a 1 TB Xbox One X, an Xbox Wireless controller – Kait Diaz Limited Edition, and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, plus Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 2, 3, and 4.

Xbox One X Gears 5 Bundle. This $500 bundle includes a standard 1 TB Xbox One X, an Xbox Wireless controller, and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, plus Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 2, 3, and 4.

Xbox One S Gears 5 Bundle. This $300 bundle includes a 1 TB Xbox One S, an Xbox Wireless controller, and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, plus Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 2, 3, and 4.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears 5 Kait Diaz Limited Edition. This $75 controller features “a snow-weathered design inspired by Kait’s armor, a textured trigger grip, and rubberized diamond grip,” plus a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and Bluetooth technology for playing on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. This controller will be available on August 20 and can be pre-ordered today at Microsoft Store and select retailers. It also comes with a bonus in-game Ice Kait Character Skin which will be available for use when Gears 5 launches on September 10. (You may recall that this controller leaked last week.)

Limited Edition Gears 5 Kait Diaz Xbox Pro Charging Stand. Made by Controller Gear, this $50 charging stands includes a magnetic contact system. It ships August 27 and is available for preorder starting today at GameStop.

Razer Thresher for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition wireless headset. This headset ships with Windows Sonic for virtual surround sound, lag-free wireless connectivity, and a crystal clear digital microphone. It will include a bonus in-game item and Lancer weapon skin when it becomes available in September. No word yet on pricing.

Razer Turret for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition and Razer Thresher for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition. These Gears-inspired gaming keyboard and mouse feature the Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor, Xbox Dynamic Lighting, and Razer Chroma. A bonus in-game item and Lancer weapon skin will also be included when the keyboard and mouse become available in September for $300.

Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Gears 5 Special Edition. This 2 TB hard drive provides USB 3.0 Plug & Play functionality, and it includes a Lancer weapon skin, Supply Drops for use in Gears 5, and a 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership so you can play Gears 5 in early access four days early before its September 10 launch. GameStop will sell a 5 TB version as well. No word yet on pricing.

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