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Microsoft is going to unveil five Xbox One bundles next week ahead of the holidays

Published Sep 25th, 2015 11:00PM EDT
Xbox One Holiday Bundles
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Microsoft really wants you to buy an Xbox One this holiday season.

Know how I know? Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) revealed in a tweet on Friday that the Xbox team is going to announce a new bundle every day next week, from Monday, September 28th to Friday, October 5th.

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“The holidays are quickly approaching and starting Monday, we will reveal a new Xbox One bundle each day of the week,” Hryb tweeted, accompanied with the image above. Microsoft wasn’t willing to spill the beans on any details regarding the bundles in an email confirming their existence, but we can count a few out that have already been announced.

We already know that Microsoft is launching a Halo 5: Guardians bundle in October when the game releases and Xbox One exclusives Forza Motorsport 6 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition already have bundles available on store shelves.

Considering how heavily Microsoft has been hyping up its timed exclusivity, Rise of the Tomb Raider is likely to be the focus of one of the bundles. Fable Legends is the only other real exclusive coming out before the end of the year.

Other than that, we’re probably looking at major third-party games, including Just Cause 3, Fallout 4 and possibly even Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (although it’s worth noting that both Assassin’s Creed and Star Wars Battlefront have been heavily marketed by Sony up to this point).

Maybe Microsoft will surprise us with something completely different, more along the lines of the Elite Bundle they announced last month. Or maybe indies will have a chance to shine. We’ll find out next week.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.