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Gears of War Xbox One S confirmed for September release


Update: Microsoft has officially revealed that the picture of Gears of War 4 Xbox One S leaked yesterday are real, confirming that the console will be available mid-September for $449.99. No UK price has yet been announced.

Rod Fergusson, studio head at Gears 4 developer The Coalition, shared his thoughts on the custom console's design with Mashable.

"When we started the design process for the console, we talked about what would be its origin story. One thought was to make it look as if it was part of the game world, that it could literally be an object that you would find in a game level on Sera. That didn’t seem all that interesting to me or Monique on our Design Team, so instead we talked about how the console could be inspired by Gears of War 4 themes and colors. We focus more on what we might have had to use to survive in that world. We talked a lot about the theme of “reclaimed beauty” in the world and the impact the brutal Swarm were having on it. The laser etched scratches (the deepest they’ve ever done on a console) represents using the console as a shield blocking Swarm attacks. The directional multilayered bloody splatter printing represents using it as a weapon and smashing it’s corner down on a monster’s head. This is more than a console, this is what you need to survive the Swarm!

"The previous Xbox 360 custom Gears console and controller was red and we wanted to continue that tradition. Obviously red is the color of blood (something you see a lot of in Gears) and for us it’s also the color of the Swarm. So naturally as we did more with red we also wanted to make sure there were lots of references to The Swarm and blood. Whether it’s laser etched claw marks on the console or the bloody fingerprints on the custom Elite controller.

"At its core, Gears of War 4 is a co-op game and so it made a lot of sense to create a second controller. With so much of our hardware bundle Swarm themed, we decided to create a controller around the theme of our Coalition heroes. We focused on the iconic chest plates of the Gears, and their blue lights, blue paint and center chest logo – especially JD Fenix’s new armor. So now you and your friend can each grab a controller – one Swarm-themed and one Coalition-themed and jump into Gears 4 to see if you can survive a night together with the monstrous new Swarm."


Original: Some new pics have leaked showing what appears to be a 2TB Gears of War Xbox One S.

The console seems to come with a 2TB HDD, as well as a Gears themed controller and console. We imagine that a copy of the game will also be included in the bundle.

What do you think?





Edited On 14 Jul, 2016

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TruDarkAssassin 5 months ago
was going to get a s this makes it easyer descision
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trancematic 5 months ago
Where does it say S on the Box,looks no different from a normal Xbox One if you ask me apart from the paint work with the gear stuff on it.
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Turniplord 5 months ago
@trance - the S has the 'holes' on the side and front like in the image. The original has a kind of diagonal lined grooves. It is strange how the box doesn't show the 'S' though tbh. I like the colour of it but it also looks like the ABXY buttons are just grey and not coloured in for some reason :/
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trancematic 5 months ago
Cheers for that mate,but you would have thought you would have really promoted the S as in Slim on your Box.with words like Xbox One Slim,40% slimmer.
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JoeToots 5 months ago
i thought the 2TB in the corner would give it away personally.
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Jason 5 months ago
Looks great but cant see the point in it on a personal level. I already have a 2tb hard drive and I have 4k supported devices for tv etc. And with Scorpio coming it seems like a waste of money despite looking very nice. Even at the prices I wouldnt buy it when I can get a fat almost half the rpice which does almost exactly the same. Im sure enthusiasts will pick it up
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Jason 5 months ago
Most people would klnow but not all regarding slim. I do find it odd they dont mention it on box
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PHILIP 5 months ago
Love the Gears series.... am looking forward to the next installment
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TruDarkAssassin 5 months ago
Just put my pre order in now :)
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bazza28 5 months ago
Can this be preordered yet ?

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