Microsoft has just confirmed during the gamescom Opening Night Live event that Halo Infinite is launching on Xbox and PC on December 8, 2021. To celebrate Halo’s 20th anniversary, the company will also release the first-ever Limited Edition Xbox Series X console inspired by the much-anticipated game, which will be available on November 15, 2021.
"This design was inspired by the expansive Halo universe and is wrapped with dark metallic paneling accented by iridium gold. Above the armor there is a custom star pattern as seen from the surface of Zeta Halo that extends to the top of the console and onto the fan. Below the stars, the top vent is accented in Cortana-themed blue. To top it off, the console powers on and off with custom Halo-themed sounds," the Xbox team explained.
This Halo Infinite Limited Edition Xbox Series X console is already available for pre-order for $549.99. The bundle will include a digital copy of the game, as well as a custom controller and it will also custom Xbox controller featuring side-and-back grips as well as an iridium gold 20-year mark on the back.
Last but not least, Microsoft also revealed a Limited Edition Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller that will also start shipping on November 15, 2021. "This controller features a battle-worn, matte metallic green with an iridium gold D-pad and comes with an arsenal of swappable components and a custom carrying case emblazoned with the iconic UNSC insignia,” the Xbox team explained. The Limited Edition controller is also available for pre-order for $199.99 , and will also come with an exclusive weapon charm to use in Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode.
A lot of Xbox hardcore fans have probably been waiting to get their hands on a limited edition console, and this Halo Infinite Limited Edition Bundle doesn't disappoint. It's possible we could have seen this first custom-designed console last year if Halo Infinite hadn't been delayed to holiday 2021, but it's better late than never, right?