Given the ever-increasing game file sizes, it is only natural that the need for larger storage options is felt more than ever. Hence, it is not surprising in the least to watch Microsoft finally release the long-rumoured 1 TB storage option for its next-gen console, the Xbox One.
Considering the fact that every Xbox One title requires a mandatory hard-drive install, this was a long time coming. With games such as the GTA V and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare requiring almost 50 GB storage, the 1 TB option may soon become the most-popular one on the block. It also gives Microsoft a lead over Sony and Nintendo, neither of whom offer this storage option.
But there’s more to it too. A new and updated controller will be a part of the package too.
The new Xbox One controller comes with a built-in 3.5 mm headphone jack, with options to adjust volume, mic monitoring and audio balance through the controller settings. Hardware-wise, Redmond has brought improvements to the bumpers. Finally, it gains the ability to wirelessly receive firmware updates, rather than requiring a USB connection like before.
As for the price, this new Xbox One will cost $399, the same as the PlayStation 4 which comes with half the storage. The new controller will hit the markets soon, too, costing $59.99. A newly announced wireless adapter for Windows will cost $24.99 standalone, or $79.95 with the controller.