Halo is getting a 20th annniversary Xbox Series X console and Elite controller
Both will launch 20 years to the day after the first game launched
Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox Series X console and Elite Series 2 controller to celebrate Halo‘s 20th anniversary.
The two limited edition products will be released on November 15, the 20th anniversary of the original Halo’s release on the Xbox.
As detailed in a new Xbox blog post, the limited edition Halo Xbox Series X includes a downloadable copy of Halo Infinite, which will be redeemable when the game is released on December 8.
The console’s design was inspired by the expansive Halo universe and is wrapped with dark metallic panelling with an iridium gold accent.
The top of the console features 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.
The console also powers on with custom Halo-themed sounds, and its included controller is also custom designed to match the console.
The limited edition Elite Series 2 controller, meanwhile, is inspired by the Master Chief’s armour, with a “battle-worn, matte metallic green” finish with an iridium gold D-Pad. Its swappable components come in a custom carrying case with the UNSC insignia on it.
The Halo Xbox Series X console will cost $549.99, while the controller will cost $199.