[Updated] Custom-designed Xbox One X Gears 5 Ultimate Edition console goes up for pre-order

Gears 5 is Microsoft’s next big exclusive game launching on Xbox One and Windows 10 on September 10, and a Xbox One X Gears 5 limited edition console has just been spotted on Amazon Italy (via Reddit). The console is quite a looker, featuring a concrete wall graphic design hiding the series’ iconic “Crimson Omen” logo, and there’s also the Locust emblem at the bottom.

Th €500 bundle also includes the Gears 5 limited edition controller that leaked a couple of days ago, as well as Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, the first four Gears of War games (excluding the spinoff Gears of War: Judgment), one month of Xbox Live Gold and one month of Xbox Game Pass. Judging from the pictures, the console will also come with a vertical stand, something that Microsoft previously offered with the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition.

Microsoft has yet to officially announced this Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition bundle and its matching controller, but it definitely looks to be excellent fan service for Gears of Wars fans. Microsoft previously released a custom-designed Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition three years ago, and what the company has done with that Xbox One X console is just as good or better depending if you prefer this more subtle grey color.

Update 9AM PDT: It’s official, the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition console is available for preorder today at participating retailers worldwide, including the Microsoft Store where you can get it for $499. Microsoft didn’t announce a release date today, but the company had this to say about the console’s unique design: “The Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition console 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 Xbox Wireless Controller – Gears 5 Kait Diaz Limited Edition ($74.99) is also available for pre-order today and will start shipping on August 20.

Update 1AM PDT: A Gears 5-inspired headset, keyboard, mouse, and hard drive have also been announced.

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